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Danville, Illinois Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Danville fell 0.3 percentage points in February 2019 to 5.8%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 1.5 percentage points higher than the Illinois rate. The unemployment rate in Danville peaked in February 2010 at 12.8% and is now 7.0 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 5.1% in February 2018, the unemployment rate has now grown by 0.7 percentage points. You can also compare Danville unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate February 2019 Month/Month Year/Year
National 3.8% -0.2 -0.3
Illinois 4.3% 0.0 -0.1
Danville 5.8% -0.3 +0.7
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with February 2019 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 4,860. There are now 2,939 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. From a recent trough of 1,703 in February 2018, the number of unemployed has now grown by 218. Danville employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Danville, Illinois) is also available.

Unemployed Persons February 2019 Month/Month Year/Year
Danville 1,921 -124 +218

Number of Unemployed Persons

Danville, Illinois Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Illinois
Unemployment Rate
Danville
Unemployment Rate
Danville
Unemployed
March
2019
3.8% 4.4%
February
2019
3.8% 4.3% 5.8% 1,921
January
2019
4.0% 4.3% 6.1% 2,045
December
2018
3.9% 4.3% 6.2% 2,126
November
2018
3.7% 4.3% 5.7% 1,971
October
2018
3.8% 4.2% 5.7% 1,962
September
2018
3.7% 4.2% 5.5% 1,868
August
2018
3.8% 4.2% 5.6% 1,892
July
2018
3.9% 4.2% 5.6% 1,915
June
2018
4.0% 4.3% 5.8% 1,993
May
2018
3.8% 4.3% 5.7% 1,971
April
2018
3.9% 4.3% 5.7% 1,950

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.