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Peoria, Illinois Job Growth

There were 163,100 jobs in Peoria, Illinois in July 2021 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 159,721 employed persons for the month. Peoria added 900 jobs in July 2021 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 4,909 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Peoria job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey July 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 163,100 +900 +5,900
CPS 159,721 +4,909 +10,101

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 27,000 jobs have been lost in Peoria according to the employer survey. From a trough of 149,500 in April 2020, Peoria has gained 13,600 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 194,223 for Peoria in September 2007. 34,502 jobs have been lost in Peoria since then according to the household survey. From a April 2020 low of 134,761, Peoria has added 24,960 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through July 2021

Peoria, Illinois Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
July 2021 163,100 900 159,721 4,909
June 2021 162,200 1,400 154,812 752
May 2021 160,800 700 154,060 91
April 2021 160,100 -600 153,969 -563
March 2021 160,700 500 154,532 -683
February 2021 160,200 300 155,215 -875
January 2021 159,900 600 156,090 -1,002
December 2020 159,300 -1,300 157,092 -68
November 2020 160,600 -400 157,160 -9,203
October 2020 161,000 500 166,363 7,996
September 2020 160,500 1,400 158,367 -1,015
August 2020 159,100 1,900 159,382 9,762