Department of Numbers

Kankakee, Illinois Job Growth

There were 45,200 jobs in Kankakee, Illinois in August 2017 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 51,086 employed persons for the month. Kankakee lost 200 jobs in August 2017 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment fell by 363 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Kankakee job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey August 2017 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 45,200 -200 +800
CPS 51,086 -363 -130

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

CPS employment reached a maximum of 52,735 for Kankakee in November 2007. 1,649 jobs have been lost in Kankakee since then according to the household survey. From a November 2009 low of 48,966, Kankakee has added 2,120 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through August 2017

Kankakee, Illinois Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
August 2017 45,200 -200 51,086 -363
July 2017 45,400 -100 51,449 -111
June 2017 45,500 400 51,560 -231
May 2017 45,100 -100 51,791 -454
April 2017 45,200 600 52,245 11
March 2017 44,600 -100 52,234 98
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