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Kankakee, Illinois Job Growth

There were 45,700 jobs in Kankakee, Illinois in February 2019 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 52,650 employed persons for the month. Kankakee lost 0 jobs in February 2019 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment fell by 456 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Kankakee job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey February 2019 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 45,700 0 +100
CPS 52,650 -456 -1,666

Note: The CPS survey data is now seasonally adjusted at the metropolitan level by with the new BLS SSA series.

Kankakee, Illinois Employment Changes

The charts below show the monthly job growth for Kankakee 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 Kankakee, Illinois

CES employment for Kankakee peaked in September 2018 at 46,400. Since then 700 jobs have been lost in Kankakee according to the employer survey. From a trough of 45,700 in January 2019, Kankakee has gained 0 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 56,750 for Kankakee in October 2018. 4,100 jobs have been lost in Kankakee since then according to the household survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through February 2019

Kankakee, Illinois Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
February 2019 45,700 0 52,650 -456
January 2019 45,700 -500 53,106 -2,698
December 2018 46,200 0 55,804 -668
November 2018 46,200 100 56,472 -278
October 2018 46,100 -300 56,750 285
September 2018 46,400 100 56,465 805
August 2018 46,300 200 55,660 -163
July 2018 46,100 100 55,823 209
June 2018 46,000 200 55,614 -94
May 2018 45,800 0 55,708 325
April 2018 45,800 0 55,383 375
March 2018 45,800 200 55,008 692