Illinois Job Growth
There were 5,384,500 jobs in Illinois in May 2020 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 5,331,699 employed persons for the month. Illinois added 62,200 jobs in May 2020 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS employment measure rose by 258,712 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). Also available is Illinois job growth compared to other states.
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Illinois Employment Changes
The charts below shows the monthly job growth for Illinois 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 in Illinois
CES employment peaked in January 2020 for Illinois at 6,133,200. Since then 748,700 jobs have been lost in Illinois according to the employer survey. From a trough of 5,322,300 in April 2020, Illinois has gained 62,200 jobs according to CES employment figures.
CPS employment in Illinois reached a maximum of 6,358,249 in November 2007. 1,026,550 jobs have been lost in Illinois since then according to the household survey. From a April 2020 low of 5,072,987, Illinois has added 258,712 jobs according to the CPS survey.
Employment: CES, CPS
Illinois Employment History