Department of Numbers

Peoria, Illinois Job Growth

There were 174,500 jobs in Peoria, Illinois in December 2016 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 170,440 employed persons for the month. Peoria lost 400 jobs in December 2016 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment fell by 1,264 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Peoria job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey December 2016 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 174,500 -400 -3,500
CPS 170,440 -1,264 -3,481

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

Peoria, Illinois Employment Changes

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

CES employment for Peoria peaked in October 2008 at 190,300. Since then 15,800 jobs have been lost in Peoria according to the employer survey. From a trough of 173,700 in October 2009, Peoria has gained 800 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 195,618 for Peoria in October 2007. 25,178 jobs have been lost in Peoria since then according to the household survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through December 2016

Peoria, Illinois Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
December 2016 174,500 -400 170,440 -1,264
November 2016 174,900 -800 171,704 -367
October 2016 175,700 -100 172,071 -351
September 2016 175,800 -1,400 172,422 -1,739
August 2016 177,200 -700 174,161 701
July 2016 177,900 500 173,460 1,808
June 2016 177,400 300 171,652 -789
May 2016 177,100 -400 172,441 -519
April 2016 177,500 -800 172,960 -1,511
March 2016 178,300 -600 174,471 -47
February 2016 178,900 1,500 174,518 -29
January 2016 177,400 -600 174,547 626