Department of Numbers

Peoria, Illinois Job Growth

There were 176,300 jobs in Peoria, Illinois in February 2019 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 171,106 employed persons for the month. Peoria lost 0 jobs in February 2019 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 2,503 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Peoria job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey February 2019 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 176,300 0 +3,500
CPS 171,106 +2,503 +2,973

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 195,618 for Peoria in October 2007. 24,512 jobs have been lost in Peoria since then according to the household survey. From a January 2017 low of 166,127, Peoria has added 4,979 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through February 2019

Peoria, Illinois Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
February 2019 176,300 0 171,106 2,503
January 2019 176,300 200 168,603 1,099
December 2018 176,100 -400 167,504 -2,344
November 2018 176,500 400 169,848 -596
October 2018 176,100 600 170,444 239
September 2018 175,500 200 170,205 1,946
August 2018 175,300 -500 168,259 -1,130
July 2018 175,800 1,900 169,389 -192
June 2018 173,900 300 169,581 -2,372
May 2018 173,600 300 171,953 571
April 2018 173,300 -400 171,382 639
March 2018 173,700 900 170,743 2,610