Rockford, Illinois Job Growth
There were 148,800 jobs in Rockford, Illinois in January 2023 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 149,521 employed persons for the month. Rockford added 200 jobs in January 2023 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment fell by 460 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Rockford job growth to job growth in other cities.
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Note: The CPS survey data is now seasonally adjusted at the metropolitan level by with the new BLS SSA series.
Rockford, Illinois Employment Changes
The charts below show the monthly job growth for Rockford 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 Rockford, Illinois
CES employment for Rockford peaked in July 2000 at 165,700. Since then 16,900 jobs have been lost in Rockford according to the employer survey. From a trough of 128,199 in April 2020, Rockford has gained 20,600 jobs according to CES employment figures.
CPS employment reached a maximum of 165,066 for Rockford in August 2007. 15,545 jobs have been lost in Rockford since then according to the household survey. From a April 2020 low of 121,912, Rockford has added 27,609 jobs according to the CPS survey.
Employment: CES, CPS
Rockford, Illinois Employment History