Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, Illinois Job Growth
There were 4,427,100 jobs in Chicago, Illinois in November 2020 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 4,306,316 employed persons for the month. Chicago lost 11,100 jobs in November 2020 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment fell by 2,990 (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 356,800 jobs have been lost in Chicago according to the employer survey. From a trough of 4,148,000 in April 2020, Chicago has gained 279,100 jobs according to CES employment figures.
CPS employment reached a maximum of 4,682,560 for Chicago in January 2019. 376,244 jobs have been lost in Chicago since then according to the household survey. From a April 2020 low of 3,874,217, Chicago has added 432,099 jobs according to the CPS survey.
Employment: CES, CPS
Chicago, Illinois Employment History