Department of Numbers

Peoria, Illinois Job Growth

There were 176,300 jobs in Peoria, Illinois in July 2019 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 172,327 employed persons for the month. Peoria added 100 jobs in July 2019 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 309 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Peoria job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey July 2019 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 176,300 +100 +500
CPS 172,327 +309 +1,130

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 14,000 jobs have been lost in Peoria according to the employer survey. From a trough of 170,500 in December 2016, Peoria has gained 5,800 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 195,359 for Peoria in September 2007. 23,032 jobs have been lost in Peoria since then according to the household survey. From a January 2017 low of 166,895, Peoria has added 5,432 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through July 2019

Peoria, Illinois Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
July 2019 176,300 100 172,327 309
June 2019 176,200 -400 172,018 438
May 2019 176,600 300 171,580 574
April 2019 176,300 300 171,006 199
March 2019 176,000 -300 170,807 70
February 2019 176,300 0 170,737 132
January 2019 176,300 200 170,605 -478
December 2018 176,100 -400 171,083 -33
November 2018 176,500 400 171,116 -90
October 2018 176,100 600 171,206 -50
September 2018 175,500 200 171,256 17
August 2018 175,300 -500 171,239 42