Overall unemployment rate moved up to 6.1% with the biggest shift in Restaurants & Hotels, which gained 200 roles, based on the most recently available information published in June 2022.

Total employment in the Kankakee, IL market declined by 615 jobs in April and the unemployment rate increased compared to the prior month by 10 bps to 6.1%. The national unemployment rate decreased by 42 bps over the same time to 3.3%.

  • Kankakee, IL unemployment rate is 276 bps above the national rate which is a negative sign.
  • Unemployment in the market is 50 bps below the unemployment rate in the market last year at this time, which is a positive.
  • Average wages (per hour) grew in April versus prior month by 10.5% and are up compared to last year at this time in the market.
Month over Month Unemployment Change
Year over Year Unemployment Change
Kankakee, IL Unemployment April 2022

For key employment segments of the market, total jobs grew by 0.9% . Key sectors include:

  • Transportation & Utilities: 8,700; -100
  • Education & Healthcare: 8,100; +100
  • Manufacturing: 7,300; +100
  • Government: 5,700; no change
  • Business Services: 4,600; no change
  • Restaurants & Hotels: 3,700; +200
  • Financial Services: 1,500; no change
  • Other Jobs: 1,500; no change
  • Construction, Mining: 1,300; +100
  • IT & Development: 300; no change
Kankakee, IL Unemployment by Industry April 2022

Data is based on the most recent 12 months available, through April 2022 (Data published June 2022 and reports created on June 1, 2022).  Source: Government data agency and locally acquired statistics.

Note: All reported data is not seasonally adjusted.