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Champaign-Urbana, Illinois Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Champaign fell 1.4 percentage points in May 2020 to 10.8%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 4.5 percentage points lower than the Illinois rate. The unemployment rate in Champaign peaked in April 2020 at 12.2% and is now 1.4 percentage points lower. You can also compare Champaign unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate May 2020 Month/Month Year/Year
National 13.3% -1.4 +9.7
Illinois 15.3% -1.9 +11.2
Champaign 10.8% -1.4 +7.0
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with May 2020 data as June metro level unemployment data has not yet been released.

Unemployment Rate: Champaign, Illinois, National

Champaign, Illinois monthly unemployment rate chart

Note: Recessions shown in gray.

Champaign, Illinois Unemployed

The number of people unemployed in Champaign peaked in April 2020 at 13,587. There are now 1,210 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. Champaign employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Champaign, Illinois) is also available.

Unemployed Persons May 2020 Month/Month Year/Year
Champaign 12,377 -1,210 +7,614

Number of Unemployed Persons

Champaign, Illinois Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Illinois
Unemployment Rate
Champaign
Unemployment Rate
Champaign
Unemployed
July
2020
10.2%
June
2020
11.1% 14.6%
May
2020
13.3% 15.3% 10.8% 12,377
April
2020
14.7% 17.2% 12.2% 13,587
March
2020
4.4% 4.2% 3.1% 3,686
February
2020
3.5% 3.4% 3.2% 3,975
January
2020
3.6% 3.5% 3.3% 4,139
December
2019
3.5% 3.7% 3.4% 4,261
November
2019
3.5% 3.7% 3.4% 4,283
October
2019
3.6% 3.7% 3.5% 4,313
September
2019
3.5% 3.7% 3.5% 4,344
August
2019
3.7% 3.8% 3.5% 4,379

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.