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Kankakee, Illinois Job Growth

There were 44,200 jobs in Kankakee, Illinois in March 2017 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 52,026 employed persons for the month. Kankakee lost 500 jobs in March 2017 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment fell by 110 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Kankakee job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey March 2017 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 44,200 -500 +200
CPS 52,026 -110 +731

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

Kankakee, Illinois Employment Changes

The charts below show the monthly job growth for Kankakee 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 Kankakee, Illinois

CES employment for Kankakee peaked in September 2014 at 45,700. Since then 1,500 jobs have been lost in Kankakee according to the employer survey. From a trough of 44,000 in January 2015, Kankakee has gained 200 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 52,735 for Kankakee in November 2007. 709 jobs have been lost in Kankakee since then according to the household survey. From a November 2009 low of 48,966, Kankakee has added 3,060 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through March 2017

Kankakee, Illinois Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
March 2017 44,200 -500 52,026 -110
February 2017 44,700 300 52,136 509
January 2017 44,400 -400 51,627 156
December 2016 44,800 100 51,471 -33
November 2016 44,700 0 51,504 103
October 2016 44,700 500 51,401 126
September 2016 44,200 -200 51,275 59
August 2016 44,400 400 51,216 33
July 2016 44,000 -200 51,183 11
June 2016 44,200 0 51,172 -9
May 2016 44,200 0 51,181 -45
April 2016 44,200 200 51,226 -69