Illinois Job Growth
There were 5,681,600 jobs in Illinois in February 2021 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 5,684,103 employed persons for the month. Illinois added 21,100 jobs in February 2021 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS employment measure rose by 10,622 (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 6,151,800. Since then 470,200 jobs have been lost in Illinois according to the employer survey. From a trough of 5,318,600 in April 2020, Illinois has gained 363,000 jobs according to CES employment figures.
CPS employment in Illinois reached a maximum of 6,334,043 in January 2008. 649,940 jobs have been lost in Illinois since then according to the household survey. From a April 2020 low of 5,029,765, Illinois has added 654,338 jobs according to the CPS survey.
Employment: CES, CPS
Illinois Employment History