39.6% unemployed in Pekin in 2017


39.6 percent of Pekin residents between 16 and 65 years old were unemployed in 2017, according to data obtained from the U.S. Census Bureau.

The percentage of unemployed residents was greater than the statewide total of 34.7 percent for this demographic group. In 2017 the total Pekin population reached 26,941.

Out of 16,264 people who had a job, all belonged to the civilian labor force.

The total unemployment numbers include residents of all ages who are not working.

Employment status in Pekin for 2017
Employment status
Number of people
Percentage of population
Not employed
10,677
39.6
Employed
16,264
60.4
Employed in civilian labor force
16,264
60.4
Employed in armed forces
0
0

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