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Recovery Tracker

The data below comes from tracktherecovery.org and tracks the economic impacts of COVID-19 on the people and businesses of our region. Within this dataset, there is growth data on consumer spending and small business revenue, mobility data showing where people are spending their time, and unemployment claims rates.

The Job Market


The labor force saw once in a lifetime impacts with the rise of the COVID-19 pandemic in March of 2020. While much of the workforce has been able to return to work, there are still record numbers of people out of the labor force.

Unemployment Claims

The impact of COVID-19 can be seen in the historic levels of unemployment claims. The data below shows which industries and occupations were hit hardest, as well as the demographics of the unemployed population. Data can be sorted by county.

Jobs by Industry

The data below comes from Current Employment Statistics (CES) and reflects the jobs filled in the Peoria MSA. These stats measure jobs that exist in the region regardless of the where the worker lives. Data is also available for the non-MSA counties (Mason and Logan) in our region.

Job Postings

The Illinois Department of Employment Security’s (IDES) Help Wanted Online (HWOL) program monitors the number of seasonally and not seasonally adjusted online job ad openings posted by Illinois employers. This data is produced to assist individuals seeking job opportunities with information on jobs ads by employer and by occupation in their region.

Travel and Transit

Airport and Bus Data

The onset of COVID-19 has impacted travel and transportation, both within the region as well as travel into and out of the region. Airport passenger total have dropped to all-time lows after record highs in 2019. As restrictions have lifted, passenger totals have begun trending back up.

The Housing Market

House and Condo Data

Below is data from the Peoria Area Realtors Association on sales and listing in the area. Housing sales can help indicate the health of the economy and the retention of jobs and income.

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