Department of Numbers

Peoria, Illinois Job Growth

There were 171,100 jobs in Peoria, Illinois in February 2018 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 167,509 employed persons for the month. Peoria lost 500 jobs in February 2018 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 347 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Peoria job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey February 2018 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 171,100 -500 +1,400
CPS 167,509 +347 -3,226

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 19,200 jobs have been lost in Peoria according to the employer survey. From a trough of 169,700 in February 2017, Peoria has gained 1,400 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 195,618 for Peoria in October 2007. 28,109 jobs have been lost in Peoria since then according to the household survey. From a January 2018 low of 167,162, Peoria has added 347 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through February 2018

Peoria, Illinois Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
February 2018 171,100 -500 167,509 347
January 2018 171,600 -400 167,162 -2,133
December 2017 172,000 600 169,295 206
November 2017 171,400 -300 169,089 56
October 2017 171,700 200 169,033 -288
September 2017 171,500 -400 169,321 -481
August 2017 171,900 600 169,802 -661
July 2017 171,300 -1,500 170,463 152
June 2017 172,800 100 170,311 -953
May 2017 172,700 0 171,264 -1,049
April 2017 172,700 2,000 172,313 280
March 2017 170,700 1,000 172,033 1,298