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Employers

Unemployment rates continue to trend in a positive direction and the Peoria region is one of the top two in the state for adding payroll jobs.  The regional unemployment rate now sits at 4.2% as of June 2019, dropping from 5.3% in January 2018.

Top Regional Employers

Peoria Region is home to some of the most diverse businesses around. From healthcare to education, technology to manufacturing, the region showcases a robust economy.  The region is supported by companies of all sizes.

CompanyNumber of EmployeesCityIndustry
State of Illinois17,800SpringfieldGovernment
State Farm Insurance Co.14,731Bloomington-NormalInsurance
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign13,857Champaign-UrbanaEducation
Caterpillar12,000PeoriaManufacturing
OSF HealthCare12,000PeoriaHealthcare
Carle6,386Champaign-UrbanaHealthcare
Memorial Health System5,791SpringfieldHealthcare
UnityPoint Health4,991PeoriaHealthcare
Hospital Sisters Health System4,247SpringfieldHealthcare
Archer Daniels Midland4,000DecaturManufacturing
Illinois State University3,281Bloomington-NormalEducation
Caterpillar3,100DecaturManufacturing
Peoria Public Schools2,891PeoriaEducation
Springfield Public Schools2,673SpringfieldEducation
Springfield Clinic LLC2,300SpringfieldHealthcare
Decatur Memorial Hospital2,300DecaturHealthcare
COUNTRY Financial1,972Bloomington-NormalInsurance
Decatur Public Schools1,800DecaturEducation
Illinois Central College1,625East PeoriaEducation
Champaign Unit 4 School District1,624Champaign-UrbanaEducation
Advocate BroMenn Healthcare1,305Bloomington-NormalHealthcare
Bradley University1,300PeoriaEducation
BNSF Railway1,250GalesburgTransportation
Advanced Technology Services1,073Champaign-UrbanaIndustrial
Kraft Heinz1,025Champaign-UrbanaFood and BEverage
Keystone Steel & Wire912PeoriaManufacturing
OSF St. Mary Medical Center860GalesburgHealthcare
CEFCU814PeoriaBanking
Komatsu700PeoriaManufacturing
Ameren Illinois510PeoriaUtility
Maui Jim500PeoriaEyewear
RLI400PeoriaInsurance