Department of Numbers

Kankakee, Illinois Job Growth

There were 49,500 jobs in Kankakee, Illinois in October 2018 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 56,731 employed persons for the month. Kankakee lost 100 jobs in October 2018 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 266 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Kankakee job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey October 2018 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 49,500 -100 +2,700
CPS 56,731 +266 +3,389

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 August 2018 at 50,000. Since then 500 jobs have been lost in Kankakee according to the employer survey.

CPS employment in October 2018 for Kankakee is at a new high of 56,731.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through October 2018

Kankakee, Illinois Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
October 2018 49,500 -100 56,731 266
September 2018 49,600 -400 56,465 805
August 2018 50,000 400 55,660 -163
July 2018 49,600 800 55,823 209
June 2018 48,800 500 55,614 -94
May 2018 48,300 200 55,708 325
April 2018 48,100 400 55,383 375
March 2018 47,700 300 55,008 692
February 2018 47,400 0 54,316 666
January 2018 47,400 400 53,650 106
December 2017 47,000 -200 53,544 64
November 2017 47,200 400 53,480 138