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Kankakee, Illinois Job Growth

There were 46,400 jobs in Kankakee, Illinois in April 2019 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 52,707 employed persons for the month. Kankakee added 100 jobs in April 2019 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 43 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Kankakee job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey April 2019 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 46,400 +100 +600
CPS 52,707 +43 -291

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 0 jobs have been lost in Kankakee according to the employer survey. From a trough of 45,700 in January 2019, Kankakee has gained 700 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 53,032 for Kankakee in May 2018. 325 jobs have been lost in Kankakee since then according to the household survey. From a January 2019 low of 52,654, Kankakee has added 53 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through April 2019

Kankakee, Illinois Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
April 2019 46,400 100 52,707 43
March 2019 46,300 100 52,664 -8
February 2019 46,200 500 52,672 18
January 2019 45,700 -500 52,654 -195
December 2018 46,200 0 52,849 1
November 2018 46,200 100 52,848 -10
October 2018 46,100 -300 52,858 -27
September 2018 46,400 100 52,885 -36
August 2018 46,300 200 52,921 -48
July 2018 46,100 100 52,969 -41
June 2018 46,000 200 53,010 -22
May 2018 45,800 0 53,032 34