Chicago Jobs

  • Truck Driver - Company Regional. We Train!

    C.R. England - Chicago, IL

    C.R. England is now hiring Regional Truck Drivers. With C.R. England Regional, instead of driving across the nation, you can enjoy the local feel of driving a specific region. As...

    from C.R. England - 8 days ago
  • Membership Services Assistant

    American Institute of Steel Construction - Chicago, IL

    The first person to greet visitors at our Front Desk is fabulous! The first person to speak with callers on the phone is amazing! That “behind the scenes” person who makes sure...

    from American Institute of Steel Construction - 14 hours ago
  • Immediate Need for Personal Volleyball Coach

    CoachUp - Chicago, IL

    Sheketta M. needs a Volleyball Coach near Chicago, IL. ($50 - $75/session) Client Name: Sheketta M. Location: Chicago, IL Coach needed for: Someone else Sport: Volleyball Travel...

    from CoachUp, Inc. - 3 hours ago
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Chicago, Illinois

:This article is about the U.S. city in the state of Illinois. For other uses, see Chicago . Chicago is the largest city in the state of Illinois, the largest in the Midwest, and, with a population of nearly 3 million people, is the third-most populous city in the United States. The Chicago metropolitan area has a population of over 9.5 million people in Illinois, Wisconsin and Indiana, making it also the third largest metropolitan area in the United States. Chicago is located in Cook County which, with a population of 5,376,741 , is the second most populous in the United States. Chicago is located along the southwestern shore of Lake Michigan and is a major center of transportation, industry, politics, culture, finance, medicine and higher education. Chicago is an important American city for finance, business, and culture. Founded in 1833 at the site of a portage between the Great Lakes and the Mississippi River watershed, it soon became a transportation hub in North America....more

Chicago Economy

Chicago has the third largest gross metropolitan product in the nation - approximately $442 billion according to 2007 estimates. The city has also been rated as having the most balanced economy in the United States, due to its high level of diversification. Chicago was named the fourth most important business center in the world in the MasterCard Worldwide Centers of Commerce Index. Additionally, the Chicago metropolitan area recorded the greatest number of new or expanded corporate facilities in the United States for five of the past six years. The Boeing Company relocated its corporate headquarters from Seattle to Chicago in 2001. Chicago is a major financial center with the second largest central business district in the U.S. The city is the headquarters of the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago . The city is also home to four major financial and futures exchanges, including the Chicago Stock Exchange, the Chicago Board of Trade , the Chicago Board Options Exchange , and the...more

Chicago Careers

Among the most common occupations in Chicago are Management, professional, and related occupations, 30%; Sales and office occupations, 22%; and Service occupations, 17%. Approximately 72 percent of workers in Chicago, Illinois work for companies, 12 percent work for the government and 5 percent are self-employed.

Chicago Industries

The leading industries in Chicago, Illinois are Educational services, and health care, and social assistance, 18%; Professional, scientific, and management, and administrative and waste management services, 12%; and Manufacturing, 10%. Simply Hired's Chicago job listings indicate that the following industries in Chicago are hiring the most workers:

Chicago Job Salaries

According to government data, the average salary for jobs in Chicago, Illinois is $37,658, and the median income of households in Chicago was $41,015.

Average Salaries in Chicago, IL

Chicago, IL


According to our Chicago Trends data, the number of Chicago, Illinois jobs has decreased by 19% since September 2013.
Chicago job trends

Chicago Employment Statistics

Population of Chicago
Total population 2,701,926
Male 48.11%
Female 51.89%
Median age 33.1
Chicago Housing
Owner-occupied homes 48.5%
Median cost of a home $245,000
Median mortgage payment $1,160
Renter-occupied homes 51.5%
Vacant housing 12.8%
Median monthly rent $783
Average Income
Median for all workers $27,583
Median for all male full-time $39,449
Median for all female full-time $35,867
Household Income
Less than $10,000 13%
$10,000 to $14,999 7%
$15,000 to $24,999 12%
$25,000 to $34,999 12%
$35,000 to $49,999 14%
$50,000 to $74,999 17%
$75,000 to $99,999 10%
$100,000 to $149,999 9%
$150,000 to $199,999 3%
$200,000 or more 3%
Less than 9th grade 12%
9th to 12th grade, no diploma 11%
High school graduate 24%
Some college, no degree 18%
Associate's degree 6%
Bachelor's degree 18%
Graduate degree 12%
Marital Status
Never married 42%
Currently married 40%
Separated 3%
Widowed 6%
Divorced 9%
White 39%
Black or African American 36%
Asian 5%
Other 20%
Chicago Commute
Carpool 10.7%
Public transportation 25.3%
Average travel time 34 minutes

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