Department of Numbers

Peoria, Illinois Job Growth

There were 140,000 jobs in Peoria, Illinois in April 2020 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 125,799 employed persons for the month. Peoria lost 23,900 jobs in April 2020 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment fell by 29,176 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Peoria job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey April 2020 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 140,000 -23,900 -31,200
CPS 125,799 -29,176 -42,764

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 50,100 jobs have been lost in Peoria according to the employer survey.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 195,359 for Peoria in September 2007. 69,560 jobs have been lost in Peoria since then according to the household survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through April 2020

Peoria, Illinois Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
April 2020 140,000 -23,900 125,799 -29,176
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
November 2019 168,800 -1,200 166,935 -551
October 2019 170,000 0 167,486 -519
September 2019 170,000 -600 168,005 -406
August 2019 170,600 -400 168,411 -223
July 2019 171,000 0 168,634 -68
June 2019 171,000 -100 168,702 55
May 2019 171,100 -100 168,647 84