Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, Illinois Job Growth
There were 4,641,700 jobs in Chicago, Illinois in December 2016 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 4,646,818 employed persons for the month. Chicago lost 5,200 jobs in December 2016 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment fell by 2,986 (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 October 2016 at 4,656,900. Since then 15,200 jobs have been lost in Chicago according to the employer survey.
CPS employment reached a maximum of 4,713,757 for Chicago in July 2016. 66,939 jobs have been lost in Chicago since then according to the household survey.
Employment: CES, CPS
Chicago, Illinois Employment History