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Danville, Illinois Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Danville fell 0.3 percentage points in February 2018 to 5.1%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 0.4 percentage points higher than the Illinois rate. The unemployment rate in Danville peaked in January 2010 at 12.7% and is now 7.6 percentage points lower. You can also compare Danville unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate February 2018 Month/Month Year/Year
National 4.1% 0.0 -0.6
Illinois 4.7% -0.1 -0.4
Danville 5.1% -0.3 -1.7
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with February 2018 data as March 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 February 2010 at 4,856. There are now 3,151 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. Danville employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Danville, Illinois) is also available.

Unemployed Persons February 2018 Month/Month Year/Year
Danville 1,705 -88 -666

Number of Unemployed Persons

Danville, Illinois Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Illinois
Unemployment Rate
Danville
Unemployment Rate
Danville
Unemployed
March
2018
4.1%
February
2018
4.1% 4.7% 5.1% 1,705
January
2018
4.1% 4.8% 5.4% 1,793
December
2017
4.1% 4.9% 6.0% 2,020
November
2017
4.1% 4.9% 6.3% 2,095
October
2017
4.1% 4.9% 6.3% 2,114
September
2017
4.2% 5.0% 6.3% 2,123
August
2017
4.4% 5.0% 6.6% 2,236
July
2017
4.3% 5.0% 6.7% 2,283
June
2017
4.3% 4.9% 6.7% 2,279
May
2017
4.3% 4.9% 6.7% 2,283
April
2017
4.4% 4.9% 6.6% 2,301

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.