Peoria ranks third in Illinois in terms of total non-farm payroll employees in February


Illinois’s Peoria payroll data reveal that it is ranked third in Illinois in terms of total non-farm payroll employees in February, with 172,900 employees, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Statistics were compiled from reports from the civilian labor force and unemployment data, both of which heavily relied on household surveys. The data is not seasonally adjusted.

Employment data is gleaned from an establishment survey that measures non-farm employment, hours and earnings by industry. The data is also based on payroll jobs and such factors as where the establishments are located.

Illinois Employees on Non-Farm Payrolls by Metropolitan Statistical Areas
Rank
Metropolitan Statistical Area
February (in thousands)
1
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin
4700.0
2
Davenport-Moline-Rock Island(1)
183.4
3
Peoria
172.9
4
Rockford
151.4
5
Springfield
112.0
6
Champaign-Urbana
111.0
7
Bloomington
91.6
8
Carbondale-Marion
58.5
9
Decatur
51.1
10
Kankakee
45.5
11
Danville
27.3
Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics

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