Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, Illinois Job Growth
There were 4,684,700 jobs in Chicago, Illinois in November 2017 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 4,643,725 employed persons for the month. Chicago lost 4,100 jobs in November 2017 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 17,666 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Chicago job growth to job growth in other cities.
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Note: The CPS survey data is now seasonally adjusted at the metropolitan level by with the new BLS SSA series.
Chicago, Illinois Employment Changes
The charts below show the monthly job growth for Chicago 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 Chicago, Illinois
CES employment for Chicago peaked in June 2017 at 4,688,900. Since then 4,200 jobs have been lost in Chicago according to the employer survey. From a trough of 4,683,100 in July 2017, Chicago has gained 1,600 jobs according to CES employment figures.
CPS employment reached a maximum of 4,673,421 for Chicago in December 2007. 29,696 jobs have been lost in Chicago since then according to the household survey. From a December 2009 low of 4,312,352, Chicago has added 331,373 jobs according to the CPS survey.
Employment: CES, CPS
Chicago, Illinois Employment History