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Basic Info

The Illinois Unemployment rate measures the percentage of total employees in Illinois that are part of the labor force, but are without a job. Unemployment rates for a large state like Illinois give a good idea on the health of the economy. The Illinois Unemployment rate most notably reached as high as 12.9% in 1982 following a recessionary period.

Illinois Unemployment Rate is at 7.40%, compared to 7.70% last month and 3.60% last year. This is higher than the long term average of 6.90%.

Stats

Last Value 7.40%
Latest Period Feb 2021
Last Updated Mar 26 2021, 10:31 EDT
Next Release Apr 16 2021, 10:30 EDT
Long Term Average 6.90%
Average Growth Rate 5.05%
Value from 1 Year Ago 3.60%
Change from 1 Year Ago 105.6%
Frequency Monthly
Unit Percent
Adjustment Seasonally Adjusted
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Historical Data

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Date Value
February 28, 2021 7.40%
January 31, 2021 7.70%
December 31, 2020 8.00%
November 30, 2020 8.10%
October 31, 2020 8.10%
September 30, 2020 10.40%
August 31, 2020 11.10%
July 31, 2020 12.00%
June 30, 2020 14.20%
May 31, 2020 15.40%
April 30, 2020 16.50%
March 31, 2020 3.70%
February 29, 2020 3.60%
January 31, 2020 3.50%
December 31, 2019 3.50%
November 30, 2019 3.50%
October 31, 2019 3.60%
September 30, 2019 3.70%
August 31, 2019 3.80%
July 31, 2019 3.90%
June 30, 2019 4.00%
May 31, 2019 4.10%
April 30, 2019 4.20%
March 31, 2019 4.40%
February 28, 2019 4.50%
Date Value
January 31, 2019 4.50%
December 31, 2018 4.40%
November 30, 2018 4.30%
October 31, 2018 4.30%
September 30, 2018 4.20%
August 31, 2018 4.30%
July 31, 2018 4.30%
June 30, 2018 4.30%
May 31, 2018 4.30%
April 30, 2018 4.30%
March 31, 2018 4.40%
February 28, 2018 4.40%
January 31, 2018 4.50%
December 31, 2017 4.60%
November 30, 2017 4.70%
October 31, 2017 4.80%
September 30, 2017 4.90%
August 31, 2017 4.90%
July 31, 2017 4.90%
June 30, 2017 4.90%
May 31, 2017 4.90%
April 30, 2017 4.90%
March 31, 2017 5.00%
February 28, 2017 5.10%
January 31, 2017 5.30%

Basic Info

The Illinois Unemployment rate measures the percentage of total employees in Illinois that are part of the labor force, but are without a job. Unemployment rates for a large state like Illinois give a good idea on the health of the economy. The Illinois Unemployment rate most notably reached as high as 12.9% in 1982 following a recessionary period.

Illinois Unemployment Rate is at 7.40%, compared to 7.70% last month and 3.60% last year. This is higher than the long term average of 6.90%.

Stats

Last Value 7.40%
Latest Period Feb 2021
Last Updated Mar 26 2021, 10:31 EDT
Next Release Apr 16 2021, 10:30 EDT
Long Term Average 6.90%
Average Growth Rate 5.05%
Value from 1 Year Ago 3.60%
Change from 1 Year Ago 105.6%
Frequency Monthly
Unit Percent
Adjustment Seasonally Adjusted
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