Department of Numbers

Peoria, Illinois Job Growth

There were 171,600 jobs in Peoria, Illinois in October 2018 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 170,291 employed persons for the month. Peoria lost 400 jobs in October 2018 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 86 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Peoria job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey October 2018 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 171,600 -400 -100
CPS 170,291 +86 +3,436

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 190,300. Since then 18,700 jobs have been lost in Peoria according to the employer survey. From a trough of 169,700 in February 2017, Peoria has gained 1,900 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 195,618 for Peoria in October 2007. 25,327 jobs have been lost in Peoria since then according to the household survey. From a January 2017 low of 166,127, Peoria has added 4,164 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through October 2018

Peoria, Illinois Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
October 2018 171,600 -400 170,291 86
September 2018 172,000 400 170,205 1,946
August 2018 171,600 -100 168,259 -1,130
July 2018 171,700 -100 169,389 -192
June 2018 171,800 -600 169,581 -2,372
May 2018 172,400 -400 171,953 571
April 2018 172,800 700 171,382 639
March 2018 172,100 500 170,743 2,610
February 2018 171,600 0 168,133 1,677
January 2018 171,600 -400 166,456 -82
December 2017 172,000 600 166,538 -105
November 2017 171,400 -300 166,643 -212