Department of Numbers

Kankakee, Illinois Job Growth

There were 45,900 jobs in Kankakee, Illinois in November 2017 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 51,932 employed persons for the month. Kankakee added 400 jobs in November 2017 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 270 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Kankakee job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey November 2017 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 45,900 +400 +1,200
CPS 51,932 +270 +428

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 in November 2017 is at a new high of 45,900.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 52,735 for Kankakee in November 2007. 803 jobs have been lost in Kankakee since then according to the household survey. From a November 2009 low of 48,966, Kankakee has added 2,966 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through November 2017

Kankakee, Illinois Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
November 2017 45,900 400 51,932 270
October 2017 45,500 0 51,662 170
September 2017 45,500 100 51,492 319
August 2017 45,400 0 51,173 -276
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