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Kankakee, Illinois Job Growth

There were 44,400 jobs in Kankakee, Illinois in August 2020 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 52,417 employed persons for the month. Kankakee added 400 jobs in August 2020 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 3,081 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Kankakee job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey August 2020 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 44,400 +400 -1,400
CPS 52,417 +3,081 -1,167

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 February 2020 at 46,500. Since then 2,100 jobs have been lost in Kankakee according to the employer survey. From a trough of 42,300 in April 2020, Kankakee has gained 2,100 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 53,754 for Kankakee in December 2019. 1,337 jobs have been lost in Kankakee since then according to the household survey. From a April 2020 low of 43,680, Kankakee has added 8,737 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through August 2020

Kankakee, Illinois Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
August 2020 44,400 400 52,417 3,081
July 2020 44,000 100 49,336 -8
June 2020 43,900 1,300 49,344 3,219
May 2020 42,600 300 46,125 2,445
April 2020 42,300 -4,000 43,680 -7,420
March 2020 46,300 -200 51,100 -2,608
February 2020 46,500 200 53,708 -1
January 2020 46,300 200 53,709 -45
December 2019 46,100 200 53,754 10
November 2019 45,900 -300 53,744 29
October 2019 46,200 100 53,715 53
September 2019 46,100 300 53,662 78