Department of Numbers

Peoria, Illinois Job Growth

There were 163,200 jobs in Peoria, Illinois in November 2021 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 160,134 employed persons for the month. Peoria added 600 jobs in November 2021 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 79 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Peoria job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey November 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 163,200 +600 +2,600
CPS 160,134 +79 +2,974

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 26,900 jobs have been lost in Peoria according to the employer survey. From a trough of 149,500 in April 2020, Peoria has gained 13,700 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 194,223 for Peoria in September 2007. 34,089 jobs have been lost in Peoria since then according to the household survey. From a April 2020 low of 134,761, Peoria has added 25,373 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through November 2021

Peoria, Illinois Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
November 2021 163,200 600 160,134 79
October 2021 162,600 -800 160,055 -454
September 2021 163,400 -1,000 160,509 389
August 2021 164,400 1,100 160,120 163
July 2021 163,300 1,100 159,957 5,145
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