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Kankakee, Illinois Job Growth

There were 46,400 jobs in Kankakee, Illinois in November 2019 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 53,395 employed persons for the month. Kankakee lost 400 jobs in November 2019 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 27 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Kankakee job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey November 2019 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 46,400 -400 +200
CPS 53,395 +27 +547

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 October 2019 at 46,800. Since then 400 jobs have been lost in Kankakee according to the employer survey.

CPS employment in November 2019 for Kankakee is at a new high of 53,395.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through November 2019

Kankakee, Illinois Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
November 2019 46,400 -400 53,395 27
October 2019 46,800 200 53,368 187
September 2019 46,600 100 53,181 95
August 2019 46,500 200 53,086 7
July 2019 46,300 0 53,079 109
June 2019 46,300 200 52,970 134
May 2019 46,100 -200 52,836 142
April 2019 46,300 0 52,694 30
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