Illinois Job Growth
There were 6,186,300 jobs in Illinois in August 2019 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 6,242,598 employed persons for the month. Illinois lost 1,400 jobs in August 2019 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS employment measure rose by 18,724 (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 July 2019 for Illinois at 6,187,700. Since then 1,400 jobs have been lost in Illinois according to the employer survey.
CPS employment in Illinois reached a maximum of 6,358,249 in November 2007. 115,651 jobs have been lost in Illinois since then according to the household survey. From a November 2009 low of 5,863,022, Illinois has added 379,576 jobs according to the CPS survey.
Employment: CES, CPS
Illinois Employment History