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Carbondale-Marion, Illinois Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Carbondale rose 0.1 percentage points in November 2020 to 5.6%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 1.3 percentage points lower than the Illinois rate. The unemployment rate in Carbondale peaked in April 2020 at 18.1% and is now 12.5 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 5.5% in October 2020, the unemployment rate has now grown by 0.1 percentage points. You can also compare Carbondale unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate November 2020 Month/Month Year/Year
National 6.7% -0.2 +3.1
Illinois 6.9% -0.5 +3.2
Carbondale 5.6% +0.1 +1.7
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with November 2020 data as December metro level unemployment data has not yet been released.

Unemployment Rate: Carbondale, Illinois, National

Carbondale, Illinois monthly unemployment rate chart

Note: Recessions shown in gray.

Carbondale, Illinois Unemployed

The number of people unemployed in Carbondale peaked in April 2020 at 10,292. There are now 6,963 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area.

Unemployed Persons November 2020 Month/Month Year/Year
Carbondale 3,329 -73 +1,018

Number of Unemployed Persons

Carbondale, Illinois Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Illinois
Unemployment Rate
Carbondale
Unemployment Rate
Carbondale
Unemployed
December
2020
6.7%
November
2020
6.7% 6.9% 5.6% 3,329
October
2020
6.9% 7.4% 5.5% 3,402
September
2020
7.8% 10.4% 7.9% 4,748
August
2020
8.4% 11.0% 8.6% 5,243
July
2020
10.2% 11.5% 9.0% 5,307
June
2020
11.1% 14.5% 12.0% 7,276
May
2020
13.3% 15.3% 15.9% 9,319
April
2020
14.8% 17.2% 18.1% 10,292
March
2020
4.4% 4.2% 3.4% 1,929
February
2020
3.5% 3.4% 3.5% 2,071
January
2020
3.5% 3.5% 3.7% 2,220

1. Metro area unemployment rates are now seasonally adjusted. The BLS has started publishing smoothed seasonally adjusted metropolitan area data which makes comparisons to state and national data more relevant than the unadjusted numbers.