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Kankakee, Illinois Job Growth

There were 42,500 jobs in Kankakee, Illinois in February 2021 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 48,158 employed persons for the month. Kankakee added 500 jobs in February 2021 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 55 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Kankakee job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey February 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 42,500 +500 -3,800
CPS 48,158 +55 -5,550

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 4,200 jobs have been lost in Kankakee according to the employer survey. From a trough of 40,900 in April 2020, Kankakee has gained 1,600 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 54,053 for Kankakee in October 2020. 5,895 jobs have been lost in Kankakee since then according to the household survey. From a January 2021 low of 48,103, Kankakee has added 55 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through February 2021

Kankakee, Illinois Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
February 2021 42,500 500 48,158 55
January 2021 42,000 500 48,103 -1,980
December 2020 41,500 -300 50,083 -965
November 2020 41,800 -100 51,048 -3,005
October 2020 41,900 -200 54,053 2,350
September 2020 42,100 100 51,703 -16
August 2020 42,000 0 51,719 2,383
July 2020 42,000 400 49,336 -8
June 2020 41,600 300 49,344 3,219
May 2020 41,300 400 46,125 2,445
April 2020 40,900 -4,900 43,680 -7,420
March 2020 45,800 -500 51,100 -2,608