Chicago, IL Unemployment Rate:

17.00% for May 2020
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Chicago, IL Unemployment Rate is at 17.00%, compared to 18.70% last month and 3.70% last year. This is higher than the long term average of 7.66%.

The Chicago, IL Unemployment Rate measures the percentage of total employees in Chicago, IL that are a part of the labor force, but are without a job. Following the financial crisis, the Chicago, IL Unemployment Rate reached as high as 13% in 2010.

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May 31, 2020 17.00%
April 30, 2020 18.70%
March 31, 2020 5.00%
Feb. 29, 2020 3.50%
Jan. 31, 2020 3.70%
Dec. 31, 2019 3.10%
Nov. 30, 2019 3.30%
Oct. 31, 2019 3.60%
Sept. 30, 2019 3.60%
Aug. 31, 2019 4.30%
July 31, 2019 4.50%
June 30, 2019 4.40%
May 31, 2019 3.70%
April 30, 2019 3.80%
March 31, 2019 4.00%
Feb. 28, 2019 4.40%
Jan. 31, 2019 4.90%
Dec. 31, 2018 4.00%
Nov. 30, 2018 3.80%
Oct. 31, 2018 4.20%
Sept. 30, 2018 4.00%
Aug. 31, 2018 4.50%
July 31, 2018 4.70%
June 30, 2018 4.90%
May 31, 2018 3.80%
   
April 30, 2018 4.00%
March 31, 2018 4.10%
Feb. 28, 2018 4.90%
Jan. 31, 2018 5.20%
Dec. 31, 2017 4.70%
Nov. 30, 2017 4.90%
Oct. 31, 2017 5.10%
Sept. 30, 2017 5.30%
Aug. 31, 2017 6.10%
July 31, 2017 5.70%
June 30, 2017 5.70%
May 31, 2017 4.90%
April 30, 2017 4.90%
March 31, 2017 4.90%
Feb. 28, 2017 5.70%
Jan. 31, 2017 6.10%
Dec. 31, 2016 5.60%
Nov. 30, 2016 5.70%
Oct. 31, 2016 6.30%
Sept. 30, 2016 6.30%
Aug. 31, 2016 6.60%
July 31, 2016 6.60%
June 30, 2016 6.90%
May 31, 2016 6.00%
April 30, 2016 6.70%

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Stats

Last Value 17.00%
Latest Period May 2020
Last Updated Jul 1 2020, 10:13 EDT
Next Release Jul 29 2020, 10:00 EDT
Long Term Average 7.66%
Value from 1 Year Ago 3.70%
Change from 1 Year Ago 359.5%
Frequency Monthly
Unit Percent
Adjustment Not Seasonally Adjusted
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