Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, Illinois Job Growth
There were 4,740,700 jobs in Chicago, Illinois in March 2020 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 4,653,971 employed persons for the month. Chicago lost 38,400 jobs in March 2020 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment fell by 13,183 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Chicago job growth to job growth in other cities.
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Note: The CPS survey data is now seasonally adjusted at the metropolitan level by with the new BLS SSA series.
Chicago, Illinois Employment Changes
The charts below show the monthly job growth for Chicago 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 for Chicago, Illinois
CES employment for Chicago peaked in January 2020 at 4,783,900. Since then 43,200 jobs have been lost in Chicago according to the employer survey.
CPS employment reached a maximum of 4,682,560 for Chicago in January 2019. 28,589 jobs have been lost in Chicago since then according to the household survey.
Employment: CES, CPS
Chicago, Illinois Employment History