Department of Numbers

Peoria, Illinois Job Growth

There were 174,700 jobs in Peoria, Illinois in January 2023 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 161,974 employed persons for the month. Peoria added 2,400 jobs in January 2023 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment fell by 73 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Peoria job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey January 2023 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 174,700 +2,400 +7,600
CPS 161,974 -73 +1,395

Note: The CPS survey data is now seasonally adjusted at the metropolitan level by with the new BLS SSA series.

Peoria, Illinois Employment Changes

The charts below show the monthly job growth for Peoria 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 Peoria, Illinois

CES employment for Peoria peaked in October 2008 at 190,100. Since then 15,400 jobs have been lost in Peoria according to the employer survey. From a trough of 149,900 in April 2020, Peoria has gained 24,800 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 194,223 for Peoria in September 2007. 32,249 jobs have been lost in Peoria since then according to the household survey. From a April 2020 low of 134,172, Peoria has added 27,802 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through January 2023

Peoria, Illinois Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
January 2023 174,700 2,400 161,974 -73
December 2022 172,300 300 162,047 -25
November 2022 172,000 1,200 162,072 -211
October 2022 170,800 1,000 162,283 -222
September 2022 169,800 300 162,505 129
August 2022 169,500 800 162,376 713
July 2022 168,700 100 161,663 910
June 2022 168,600 900 160,753 274
May 2022 167,700 -300 160,479 -466
April 2022 168,000 300 160,945 -296
March 2022 167,700 400 161,241 399
February 2022 167,300 200 160,842 263