Department of Numbers

Peoria, Illinois Job Growth

There were 152,500 jobs in Peoria, Illinois in November 2020 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 151,210 employed persons for the month. Peoria lost 1,200 jobs in November 2020 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment fell by 9,059 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Peoria job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey November 2020 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 152,500 -1,200 -16,300
CPS 151,210 -9,059 -15,725

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 37,600 jobs have been lost in Peoria according to the employer survey. From a trough of 140,600 in April 2020, Peoria has gained 11,900 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 195,359 for Peoria in September 2007. 44,149 jobs have been lost in Peoria since then according to the household survey. From a April 2020 low of 126,102, Peoria has added 25,108 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through November 2020

Peoria, Illinois Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
November 2020 152,500 -1,200 151,210 -9,059
October 2020 153,700 800 160,269 7,883
September 2020 152,900 300 152,386 134
August 2020 152,600 1,000 152,252 6,327
July 2020 151,600 3,000 145,925 -178
June 2020 148,600 5,800 146,103 11,476
May 2020 142,800 2,200 134,627 8,525
April 2020 140,600 -23,300 126,102 -28,873
March 2020 163,900 -4,800 154,975 -11,528
February 2020 168,700 -200 166,503 -441
January 2020 168,900 -200 166,944 501
December 2019 169,100 300 166,443 -492