Greater Peoria Labor Force
Below are statistics on the Greater Peoria labor force including labor force size and percent unemployment. Data is provided at the county, MSA, and regional levels. Data is available on the following statistics:
- Labor Force: the number of individuals working or looking for work.
- Employed: the number of individuals in the labor force that are employed.
- Unemployed: the number of individuals in the labor force that are unemployed.
- Unemployment Rate: the percentage of individuals in the labor force that are unemployed.
Labor Force Participation
The labor force participation rate is the percentage of the civilian noninstitutional population 16 years and older that is working or actively looking for work. It is an important labor market measure because it represents the relative amount of labor resources available for the production of goods and services. (Source: www.bls.gov)
The Greater Peoria region is supported by its surrounding communities, both as an opportunity to make a home or find a career within a commutable distance. Below is a map displaying the commuting patterns of both Greater Peoria residents who commute outside the region and workers who commute to Greater Peoria for a job.
Educational attainment is often a sign of the economic competitiveness of a community. Communities with high levels of educational attainment have more entrepreneurs and are more attractive to outside investment. This visualization displays the educational attainment across Greater Peoria counties, showing the highest levels of educational attainment for residents. (EMSI estimates, 2019)
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.