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Danville, Illinois Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Danville rose 0.2 percentage points in November 2020 to 6.9%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 0.0 percentage points lower than the Illinois rate. The unemployment rate in Danville peaked in April 2020 at 18.4% and is now 11.5 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 6.7% in October 2020, the unemployment rate has now grown by 0.2 percentage points. You can also compare Danville unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate November 2020 Month/Month Year/Year
National 6.7% -0.2 +3.1
Illinois 6.9% -0.5 +3.2
Danville 6.9% +0.2 +1.9
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with November 2020 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 5,783. There are now 3,541 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. Danville employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Danville, Illinois) is also available.

Unemployed Persons November 2020 Month/Month Year/Year
Danville 2,242 -80 +564

Number of Unemployed Persons

Danville, Illinois Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Illinois
Unemployment Rate
Danville
Unemployment Rate
Danville
Unemployed
December
2020
6.7%
November
2020
6.7% 6.9% 6.9% 2,242
October
2020
6.9% 7.4% 6.7% 2,322
September
2020
7.8% 10.4% 9.2% 3,075
August
2020
8.4% 11.0% 9.3% 3,131
July
2020
10.2% 11.5% 9.8% 3,171
June
2020
11.1% 14.5% 12.5% 4,139
May
2020
13.3% 15.3% 15.1% 4,867
April
2020
14.8% 17.2% 18.4% 5,783
March
2020
4.4% 4.2% 4.4% 1,360
February
2020
3.5% 3.4% 4.5% 1,483
January
2020
3.5% 3.5% 4.8% 1,599

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.