Department of Numbers

Peoria, Illinois Job Growth

There were 159,700 jobs in Peoria, Illinois in February 2021 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 154,292 employed persons for the month. Peoria lost 200 jobs in February 2021 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment fell by 362 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Peoria job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey February 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 159,700 -200 -11,600
CPS 154,292 -362 -12,211

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 30,400 jobs have been lost in Peoria according to the employer survey. From a trough of 149,500 in April 2020, Peoria has gained 10,200 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 195,359 for Peoria in September 2007. 41,067 jobs have been lost in Peoria since then according to the household survey. From a April 2020 low of 126,102, Peoria has added 28,190 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through February 2021

Peoria, Illinois Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
February 2021 159,700 -200 154,292 -362
January 2021 159,900 600 154,654 5,946
December 2020 159,300 -1,300 148,708 -2,844
November 2020 160,600 -400 151,552 -8,717
October 2020 161,000 500 160,269 7,883
September 2020 160,500 1,400 152,386 134
August 2020 159,100 1,900 152,252 6,327
July 2020 157,200 3,900 145,925 -178
June 2020 153,300 3,100 146,103 11,476
May 2020 150,200 700 134,627 8,525
April 2020 149,500 -20,400 126,102 -28,873
March 2020 169,900 -1,400 154,975 -11,528