As of May 2015, the most common jobs for the city of Chicago are in the trade, transportation and utility industries. These industries employ 916,800 people in the Chicago metropolitan area.
Other common jobs in the Chicago metropolitan area are categorized as professional and business services. These industries employ 817,800 people. The next most common jobs are in education and health services, with 702,000 people working in these industries. Another common source of jobs is government work, with 563,400 people working in the public sector. One other common source of jobs is leisure and hospitality services; this field employs 452,500.