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Carbondale-Marion, Illinois Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Carbondale fell 0.0 percentage points in March 2020 to 3.5%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 0.7 percentage points lower than the Illinois rate. The unemployment rate in Carbondale peaked in January 2010 at 9.8% and is now 6.3 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 3.5% in February 2020, the unemployment rate has now grown by 0.0 percentage points. You can also compare Carbondale unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate March 2020 Month/Month Year/Year
National 4.4% +0.9 +0.6
Illinois 4.2% +0.8 -0.1
Carbondale 3.5% 0.0 -0.9
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with March 2020 data as April 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 January 2010 at 6,063. There are now 4,114 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area.

Unemployed Persons March 2020 Month/Month Year/Year
Carbondale 1,949 -122 -694

Number of Unemployed Persons

Carbondale, Illinois Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Illinois
Unemployment Rate
Carbondale
Unemployment Rate
Carbondale
Unemployed
April
2020
14.7% 16.4%
March
2020
4.4% 4.2% 3.5% 1,949
February
2020
3.5% 3.4% 3.5% 2,071
January
2020
3.6% 3.5% 3.7% 2,220
December
2019
3.5% 3.7% 3.8% 2,297
November
2019
3.5% 3.7% 3.9% 2,311
October
2019
3.6% 3.7% 3.9% 2,324
September
2019
3.5% 3.7% 3.9% 2,332
August
2019
3.7% 3.8% 3.9% 2,333
July
2019
3.7% 3.9% 3.9% 2,340
June
2019
3.7% 4.0% 3.9% 2,365
May
2019
3.6% 4.1% 4.0% 2,428

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.