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Carbondale-Marion, Illinois Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Carbondale fell 0.2 percentage points in February 2018 to 3.8%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 0.9 percentage points lower than the Illinois rate. The unemployment rate in Carbondale peaked in February 2010 at 9.9% and is now 6.1 percentage points lower. You can also compare Carbondale unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate February 2018 Month/Month Year/Year
National 4.1% 0.0 -0.6
Illinois 4.7% -0.1 -0.4
Carbondale 3.8% -0.2 -1.5
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with February 2018 data as March 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 February 2010 at 6,136. There are now 3,865 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area.

Unemployed Persons February 2018 Month/Month Year/Year
Carbondale 2,271 -123 -925

Number of Unemployed Persons

Carbondale, Illinois Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Illinois
Unemployment Rate
Carbondale
Unemployment Rate
Carbondale
Unemployed
March
2018
4.1%
February
2018
4.1% 4.7% 3.8% 2,271
January
2018
4.1% 4.8% 4.0% 2,394
December
2017
4.1% 4.9% 4.6% 2,733
November
2017
4.1% 4.9% 4.7% 2,816
October
2017
4.1% 4.9% 4.7% 2,789
September
2017
4.2% 5.0% 4.7% 2,783
August
2017
4.4% 5.0% 4.7% 2,862
July
2017
4.3% 5.0% 4.8% 2,896
June
2017
4.3% 4.9% 5.0% 2,992
May
2017
4.3% 4.9% 5.0% 3,004
April
2017
4.4% 4.9% 5.1% 3,033

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.