Illinois Job Growth
There were 6,035,300 jobs in Illinois in March 2017 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 6,200,840 employed persons for the month. Illinois lost 8,900 jobs in March 2017 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS employment measure rose by 26,173 (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 September 2000 for Illinois at 6,054,900. Since then 19,600 jobs have been lost in Illinois according to the employer survey. From a trough of 5,583,700 in December 2009, Illinois has gained 451,600 jobs according to CES employment figures.
CPS employment in Illinois reached a maximum of 6,344,730 in November 2007. 143,890 jobs have been lost in Illinois since then according to the household survey. From a November 2009 low of 5,860,548, Illinois has added 340,292 jobs according to the CPS survey.
Employment: CES, CPS
Illinois Employment History