Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, Illinois Job Growth
There were 4,775,200 jobs in Chicago, Illinois in October 2023 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 4,698,308 employed persons for the month. Chicago lost 16,100 jobs in October 2023 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment fell by 6,591 (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 September 2023 at 4,791,300. Since then 16,100 jobs have been lost in Chicago according to the employer survey.
CPS employment reached a maximum of 4,784,903 for Chicago in February 2020. 86,595 jobs have been lost in Chicago since then according to the household survey. From a April 2020 low of 3,914,359, Chicago has added 783,949 jobs according to the CPS survey.
Employment: CES, CPS
Chicago, Illinois Employment History