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Kankakee, Illinois Job Growth

There were 43,100 jobs in Kankakee, Illinois in July 2021 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 49,483 employed persons for the month. Kankakee added 100 jobs in July 2021 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 139 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Kankakee job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey July 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 43,100 +100 +1,100
CPS 49,483 +139 +2,486

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 January 2020 at 46,700. Since then 3,600 jobs have been lost in Kankakee according to the employer survey. From a trough of 40,900 in April 2020, Kankakee has gained 2,200 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 53,799 for Kankakee in January 2020. 4,316 jobs have been lost in Kankakee since then according to the household survey. From a April 2020 low of 43,392, Kankakee has added 6,091 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through July 2021

Kankakee, Illinois Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
July 2021 43,100 100 49,483 139
June 2021 43,000 600 49,344 1,165
May 2021 42,400 -100 48,179 -100
April 2021 42,500 -100 48,279 -179
March 2021 42,600 100 48,458 -236
February 2021 42,500 500 48,694 -254
January 2021 42,000 500 48,948 -301
December 2020 41,500 -300 49,249 154
November 2020 41,800 -100 49,095 -2,634
October 2020 41,900 -200 51,729 2,649
September 2020 42,100 100 49,080 49
August 2020 42,000 0 49,031 2,034