Illinois Job Growth
There were 6,108,900 jobs in Illinois in May 2018 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 6,209,290 employed persons for the month. Illinois added 8,600 jobs in May 2018 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS employment measure rose by 7,211 (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 in May 2018 for Illinois is at a new high of 6,108,900.
CPS employment in Illinois reached a maximum of 6,358,249 in November 2007. 148,959 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 346,268 jobs according to the CPS survey.
Employment: CES, CPS
Illinois Employment History