Illinois Job Growth
There were 6,081,400 jobs in Illinois in January 2018 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 6,180,604 employed persons for the month. Illinois added 200 jobs in January 2018 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS employment measure fell by 1,720 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). Also available is Illinois job growth compared to other states.
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Illinois Employment Changes
The charts below shows the monthly job growth for Illinois 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 in Illinois
CES employment peaked in November 2017 for Illinois at 6,081,900. Since then 500 jobs have been lost in Illinois according to the employer survey. From a trough of 6,081,200 in December 2017, Illinois has gained 200 jobs according to CES employment figures.
CPS employment in Illinois reached a maximum of 6,358,249 in November 2007. 177,645 jobs have been lost in Illinois since then according to the household survey. From a November 2009 low of 5,863,022, Illinois has added 317,582 jobs according to the CPS survey.
Employment: CES, CPS
Illinois Employment History