Rockford, Illinois Job Growth
There were 153,700 jobs in Rockford, Illinois in February 2019 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 158,624 employed persons for the month. Rockford lost 1,300 jobs in February 2019 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 621 (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 12,000 jobs have been lost in Rockford according to the employer survey. From a trough of 142,200 in July 2009, Rockford has gained 11,500 jobs according to CES employment figures.
CPS employment reached a maximum of 166,275 for Rockford in October 2007. 7,651 jobs have been lost in Rockford since then according to the household survey. From a December 2009 low of 142,703, Rockford has added 15,921 jobs according to the CPS survey.
Employment: CES, CPS
Rockford, Illinois Employment History