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Places With The Best Employment In Illinois 2018

Nearby Areas With A High Livability Score78
  • Glencoe, IL
  • (City)
  • Population: 8,870
78
  • Winnetka, IL
  • (City)
  • Population: 12,437
71
  • Oak Brook, IL
  • (City)
  • Population: 7,988
69
  • Hawthorn Woods, IL
  • (City)
  • Population: 7,590
83
  • Western Springs, IL
  • (City)
  • Population: 13,133
75
  • Lake Bluff, IL
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,758
69
  • Inverness, IL
  • (City)
  • Population: 7,844
70
  • Lake Forest, IL
  • (City)
  • Population: 18,881
  • Lake Forest is a very wealthy community in what is known as 'the north shore' - 25 miles north of the city of Chicago along the shore of Lake Michigan. Two train lines run into the city so commuting is
80
  • Deerfield, IL
  • (City)
  • Population: 18,686
75
  • Wilmette, IL
  • (City)
  • Population: 27,367
82
  • Clarendon Hills, IL
  • (City)
  • Population: 8,641
78
  • Northbrook, IL
  • (City)
  • Population: 33,538
79
  • Hinsdale, IL
  • (City)
  • Population: 17,438
71
  • Long Grove, IL
  • (City)
  • Population: 8,065
75
  • Burr Ridge, IL
  • (City)
  • Population: 10,736
78
  • Northfield, IL
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,374
80
  • Libertyville, IL
  • (City)
  • Population: 20,435
79
  • River Forest, IL
  • (City)
  • Population: 11,217
76
  • Lincolnshire, IL
  • (City)
  • Population: 7,291
80
  • Barrington, IL
  • (City)
  • Population: 10,449
75
  • Highland Park, IL
  • (City)
  • Population: 29,780
74
  • Glenview, IL
  • (City)
  • Population: 46,559
  • An elegant midwestern city situated approximately 25 minutes from downtown Chicago. Glenview, Illinois holds approximately 46,000 people. The winters are tough, but the summers go unmatched. Lake
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  • Lincolnwood, IL
  • (City)
  • Population: 12,637
67
  • Johnsburg, IL
  • (City)
  • Population: 6,285
77
  • Park Ridge, IL
  • (City)
  • Population: 37,567
  • One of my favorite suburbs of all Chicago. Infested with intellectual businessmen and doctors. Also a great family friendly area with absolutely NO areas to avoid. You could stay out at 11 pm and still
73
  • Mahomet, IL
  • (City)
  • Population: 7,996
67
  • Plainfield, IL
  • (City)
  • Population: 41,881
  • Situated around forty-five minutes South-West of Chicago, Plainfield, IL is a pretty darn nice place to call home. Having lived here for about five years now, I have found that although the cost of
72
  • Winfield, IL
  • (City)
  • Population: 9,543
73
  • Campton Hills, IL
  • (City)
  • Population: 11,500
79
  • St. Charles, IL
  • (City)
  • Population: 32,745
73
  • Grayslake, IL
  • (City)
  • Population: 21,053
80
  • La Grange, IL
  • (City)
  • Population: 15,688
79
  • Elmhurst, IL
  • (City)
  • Population: 45,742
  • I lived in Elmhurst, Illinois about 10 years ago and for a suburban community with a relatively modest population, about 32,000, it was a relatively quiet community. I was fortunate enough to live close
71
  • Sugar Grove, IL
  • (City)
  • Population: 9,288
75
  • Huntley, IL
  • (City)
  • Population: 25,831
73
  • Oswego, IL
  • (City)
  • Population: 33,245
78
  • Naperville, IL
  • (City)
  • Population: 145,789
  • On June 7 traveling with my daughter and her son I drove her car to the Naperville commuter station. I parked in the public lot north of the station in stall #829. I then went to the station to pay on
73
  • Frankfort, IL
  • (City)
  • Population: 18,415
77
  • Buffalo Grove, IL
  • (City)
  • Population: 41,554
  • I lived in Buffalo Grove, Illinois for about 8 years in my mid-twenties. I lived on the north side which is more commercial than the southern side which is more residential and family friendly. There
69
  • Homer Glen, IL
  • (City)
  • Population: 24,385
66
  • Washington, IL
  • (City)
  • Population: 16,102
  • I grew up in Washington. We left when my husband joined the army. We go back and visit when we can. It is a charming, quaint, and darling town. The town square is gorgeous and you can sit by the
70
  • Mokena, IL
  • (City)
  • Population: 19,839
73
  • Darien, IL
  • (City)
  • Population: 22,232
79
  • Morton, IL
  • (City)
  • Population: 16,343
72
  • Chatham, IL
  • (City)
  • Population: 12,569
77
  • West Dundee, IL
  • (City)
  • Population: 7,369
70
  • Grandwood Park, IL
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,471
78
  • Glen Ellyn, IL
  • (City)
  • Population: 27,894
65
  • Willow Springs, IL
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,677
75
  • Lake Zurich, IL
  • (City)
  • Population: 19,950

Employment is a key factor when considering your relocation options in Illinois. Ensuring that there are plenty of high paying jobs in your new city plays an important part in deciding where you want to relocate to. Using our unique algorithm and multiple data points, we came up with the best cities in Illinois for employment and jobs. Relocating is stressful enough, knowing that you are choosing a city with good job opportunities should at least alleviate some of that stress!

Listed above are Illinois cities with the best employment and job opportunities with a population over 5,000. These cities have a mix of low unemployment rates as well as high median income and income per capita. Unemployment rates continue to fall and hiring is up, so the rest will depend on which city you choose to relocate to. This list will help to ensure that the city you select has strong job opportunities.

To narrow down the list of the best cities with the strongest job market in Illinois, you can modify the filters at the top of the page. Start by selecting cities or neighborhoods, city size (population) and home/rental prices. You can also filter using additional categories like: amenities, crime, cost of living, education, housing and weather to ensure that the matching cities meet all of your needs.