Department of Numbers

Peoria, Illinois Job Growth

There were 173,800 jobs in Peoria, Illinois in March 2017 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 171,760 employed persons for the month. Peoria added 300 jobs in March 2017 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 1,025 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Peoria job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey March 2017 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 173,800 +300 -3,000
CPS 171,760 +1,025 -1,775

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 16,500 jobs have been lost in Peoria according to the employer survey. From a trough of 171,600 in January 2017, Peoria has gained 2,200 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 195,618 for Peoria in October 2007. 23,858 jobs have been lost in Peoria since then according to the household survey. From a January 2017 low of 168,853, Peoria has added 2,907 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through March 2017

Peoria, Illinois Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
March 2017 173,800 300 171,760 1,025
February 2017 173,500 1,900 170,735 1,882
January 2017 171,600 -2,300 168,853 -952
December 2016 173,900 -400 169,805 -616
November 2016 174,300 -600 170,421 -476
October 2016 174,900 -700 170,897 -362
September 2016 175,600 -200 171,259 -418
August 2016 175,800 200 171,677 54
July 2016 175,600 1,100 171,623 252
June 2016 174,500 -400 171,371 -227
May 2016 174,900 -1,100 171,598 -709
April 2016 176,000 -800 172,307 -1,228