Illinois Job Growth
There were 6,145,900 jobs in Illinois in October 2023 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 6,154,529 employed persons for the month. Illinois lost 15,000 jobs in October 2023 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS employment measure fell by 10,552 (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 September 2023 for Illinois at 6,160,900. Since then 15,000 jobs have been lost in Illinois according to the employer survey.
CPS employment in Illinois reached a maximum of 6,334,043 in January 2008. 179,514 jobs have been lost in Illinois since then according to the household survey. From a April 2020 low of 5,137,718, Illinois has added 1,016,811 jobs according to the CPS survey.
Employment: CES, CPS
Illinois Employment History