Illinois Job Growth
There were 6,161,400 jobs in Illinois in March 2019 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 6,195,480 employed persons for the month. Illinois lost 2,800 jobs in March 2019 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS employment measure fell by 1,026 (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 2019 for Illinois at 6,175,000. Since then 13,600 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. 162,769 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 332,458 jobs according to the CPS survey.
Employment: CES, CPS
Illinois Employment History