Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, Illinois Job Growth
There were 4,766,400 jobs in Chicago, Illinois in December 2018 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 4,691,392 employed persons for the month. Chicago added 12,200 jobs in December 2018 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment fell by 19,094 (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 in December 2018 is at a new high of 4,766,400.
CPS employment reached a maximum of 4,710,486 for Chicago in November 2018. 19,094 jobs have been lost in Chicago since then according to the household survey.
Employment: CES, CPS
Chicago, Illinois Employment History