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Danville, Illinois Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Danville fell 0.0 percentage points in November 2021 to 5.3%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 0.4 percentage points lower than the Illinois rate. The unemployment rate in Danville peaked in April 2020 at 17.8% and is now 12.5 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 5.3% in September 2021, the unemployment rate has now grown by 0.0 percentage points. You can also compare Danville unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate November 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
National 4.2% -0.4 -2.5
Illinois 5.7% -0.3 -2.4
Danville 5.3% 0.0 -1.8
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with November 2021 data as December 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 April 2020 at 5,607. There are now 3,909 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. From a recent trough of 1,683 in September 2021, the number of unemployed has now grown by 15. Danville employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Danville, Illinois) is also available.

Unemployed Persons November 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
Danville 1,698 +5 -584

Number of Unemployed Persons

Danville, Illinois Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Illinois
Unemployment Rate
Danville
Unemployment Rate
Danville
Unemployed
December
2021
3.9%
November
2021
4.2% 5.7% 5.3% 1,698
October
2021
4.6% 6.0% 5.3% 1,693
September
2021
4.7% 6.2% 5.3% 1,683
August
2021
5.2% 7.0% 6.6% 2,135
July
2021
5.4% 7.1% 6.6% 2,117
June
2021
5.9% 7.2% 6.7% 2,140
May
2021
5.8% 7.1% 6.6% 2,117
April
2021
6.0% 7.1% 6.7% 2,122
March
2021
6.0% 7.1% 6.5% 2,082
February
2021
6.2% 7.4% 6.6% 2,095
January
2021
6.4% 7.7% 6.7% 2,149

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.