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Danville, Illinois Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Danville fell 0.2 percentage points in August 2019 to 5.2%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 1.2 percentage points higher than the Illinois rate. The unemployment rate in Danville peaked in January 2010 at 13.1% and is now 7.9 percentage points lower. You can also compare Danville unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate August 2019 Month/Month Year/Year
National 3.7% 0.0 -0.1
Illinois 4.0% -0.2 -0.2
Danville 5.2% -0.2 -0.9
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with August 2019 data as September metro level unemployment data has not yet been released.

Unemployment Rate: Danville, Illinois, National

Danville, Illinois monthly unemployment rate chart

Note: Recessions shown in gray.

Danville, Illinois Unemployed

The number of people unemployed in Danville peaked in January 2010 at 4,995. There are now 3,277 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. Danville employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Danville, Illinois) is also available.

Unemployed Persons August 2019 Month/Month Year/Year
Danville 1,718 -67 -322

Number of Unemployed Persons

Danville, Illinois Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Illinois
Unemployment Rate
Danville
Unemployment Rate
Danville
Unemployed
September
2019
3.5% 3.9%
August
2019
3.7% 4.0% 5.2% 1,718
July
2019
3.7% 4.2% 5.4% 1,785
June
2019
3.7% 4.3% 5.6% 1,852
May
2019
3.6% 4.4% 5.9% 1,966
April
2019
3.6% 4.4% 6.1% 2,043
March
2019
3.8% 4.4% 6.1% 2,038
February
2019
3.8% 4.3% 6.1% 2,036
January
2019
4.0% 4.3% 6.2% 2,068
December
2018
3.9% 4.3% 6.2% 2,071
November
2018
3.7% 4.3% 6.2% 2,066
October
2018
3.8% 4.2% 6.2% 2,051

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.