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Decatur, Illinois Job Growth

There were 51,800 jobs in Decatur, Illinois in February 2019 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 46,974 employed persons for the month. Decatur lost 200 jobs in February 2019 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 326 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Decatur job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey February 2019 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 51,800 -200 +100
CPS 46,974 +326 -75

Note: The CPS survey data is now seasonally adjusted at the metropolitan level by with the new BLS SSA series.

Decatur, Illinois Employment Changes

The charts below show the monthly job growth for Decatur as measured by the CES and CPS surveys. To illustrate the trend, the 3 month moving average change in employment is shown in green.

CES Employment Change: 1 Month, Rolling 3 Month

CPS Employment Change: 1 Month, Rolling 3 Month

Total Employment for Decatur, Illinois

CES employment for Decatur peaked in April 2000 at 60,300. Since then 8,500 jobs have been lost in Decatur according to the employer survey. From a trough of 50,300 in October 2013, Decatur has gained 1,500 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 54,729 for Decatur in April 2000. 7,755 jobs have been lost in Decatur since then according to the household survey. From a October 2013 low of 45,851, Decatur has added 1,123 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through February 2019

Decatur, Illinois Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
February 2019 51,800 -200 46,974 326
January 2019 52,000 200 46,648 -241
December 2018 51,800 200 46,889 -591
November 2018 51,600 -100 47,480 -230
October 2018 51,700 100 47,710 279
September 2018 51,600 -300 47,431 423
August 2018 51,900 100 47,008 -423
July 2018 51,800 0 47,431 -36
June 2018 51,800 100 47,467 -49
May 2018 51,700 100 47,516 44
April 2018 51,600 -100 47,472 46
March 2018 51,700 0 47,426 377