Department of Numbers

Kankakee, Illinois Job Growth

There were 45,600 jobs in Kankakee, Illinois in December 2016 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 52,019 employed persons for the month. Kankakee lost 0 jobs in December 2016 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment fell by 335 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Kankakee job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey December 2016 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 45,600 0 +700
CPS 52,019 -335 +343

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 45,800. Since then 200 jobs have been lost in Kankakee according to the employer survey. From a trough of 44,000 in January 2015, Kankakee has gained 1,600 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 52,735 for Kankakee in November 2007. 716 jobs have been lost in Kankakee since then according to the household survey. From a November 2009 low of 48,966, Kankakee has added 3,053 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through December 2016

Kankakee, Illinois Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
December 2016 45,600 0 52,019 -335
November 2016 45,600 200 52,354 181
October 2016 45,400 -100 52,173 88
September 2016 45,500 -100 52,085 54
August 2016 45,600 400 52,031 478
July 2016 45,200 400 51,553 439
June 2016 44,800 300 51,114 -251
May 2016 44,500 -300 51,365 -239
April 2016 44,800 -100 51,604 -390
March 2016 44,900 -400 51,994 20
February 2016 45,300 700 51,974 283
January 2016 44,600 -300 51,691 15