Department of Numbers

Peoria, Illinois Job Growth

There were 166,600 jobs in Peoria, Illinois in April 2022 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 161,014 employed persons for the month. Peoria added 300 jobs in April 2022 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment fell by 227 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Peoria job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey April 2022 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 166,600 +300 +4,000
CPS 161,014 -227 +2,389

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 23,500 jobs have been lost in Peoria according to the employer survey. From a trough of 149,900 in April 2020, Peoria has gained 16,700 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 194,223 for Peoria in September 2007. 33,209 jobs have been lost in Peoria since then according to the household survey. From a April 2020 low of 134,172, Peoria has added 26,842 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through April 2022

Peoria, Illinois Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
April 2022 166,600 300 161,014 -227
March 2022 166,300 -100 161,241 399
February 2022 166,400 300 160,842 263
January 2022 166,100 -100 160,579 345
December 2021 166,200 1,000 160,234 -29
November 2021 165,200 1,700 160,263 33
October 2021 163,500 0 160,230 248
September 2021 163,500 -300 159,982 380
August 2021 163,800 0 159,602 396
July 2021 163,800 1,800 159,206 312
June 2021 162,000 -300 158,894 180
May 2021 162,300 -300 158,714 89