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Carbondale-Marion, Illinois Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Carbondale rose 0.1 percentage points in April 2022 to 4.5%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 0.1 percentage points lower than the Illinois rate. The unemployment rate in Carbondale peaked in April 2020 at 17.6% and is now 13.1 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 4.4% in March 2022, the unemployment rate has now grown by 0.1 percentage points. You can also compare Carbondale unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate April 2022 Month/Month Year/Year
National 3.6% 0.0 -2.4
Illinois 4.6% -0.1 -2.0
Carbondale 4.5% +0.1 -1.5
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with April 2022 data as May 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 9,673. There are now 7,015 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. From a recent trough of 2,567 in March 2022, the number of unemployed has now grown by 91.

Unemployed Persons April 2022 Month/Month Year/Year
Carbondale 2,658 +91 -855

Number of Unemployed Persons

Carbondale, Illinois Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Illinois
Unemployment Rate
Carbondale
Unemployment Rate
Carbondale
Unemployed
May
2022
3.6%
April
2022
3.6% 4.6% 4.5% 2,658
March
2022
3.6% 4.7% 4.4% 2,567
February
2022
3.8% 4.8% 4.5% 2,599
January
2022
4.0% 5.0% 4.6% 2,668
December
2021
3.9% 5.1% 4.7% 2,754
November
2021
4.2% 5.1% 4.7% 2,747
October
2021
4.6% 5.3% 4.8% 2,777
September
2021
4.7% 5.5% 5.0% 2,907
August
2021
5.2% 6.0% 5.3% 3,069
July
2021
5.4% 6.2% 5.5% 3,231
June
2021
5.9% 6.5% 5.8% 3,361

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.