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Kankakee, Illinois Job Growth

There were 43,100 jobs in Kankakee, Illinois in April 2022 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 49,447 employed persons for the month. Kankakee added 200 jobs in April 2022 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment fell by 44 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Kankakee job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey April 2022 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 43,100 +200 +800
CPS 49,447 -44 +247

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 46,600. Since then 3,500 jobs have been lost in Kankakee according to the employer survey. From a trough of 40,500 in April 2020, Kankakee has gained 2,600 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 53,690 for Kankakee in July 2019. 4,243 jobs have been lost in Kankakee since then according to the household survey. From a April 2020 low of 42,772, Kankakee has added 6,675 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through April 2022

Kankakee, Illinois Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
April 2022 43,100 200 49,447 -44
March 2022 42,900 200 49,491 161
February 2022 42,700 100 49,330 158
January 2022 42,600 500 49,172 144
December 2021 42,100 200 49,028 9
November 2021 41,900 100 49,019 42
October 2021 41,800 100 48,977 83
September 2021 41,700 0 48,894 73
August 2021 41,700 -200 48,821 0
July 2021 41,900 -200 48,821 -75
June 2021 42,100 0 48,896 -138
May 2021 42,100 -200 49,034 -166