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Danville, Illinois Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Danville rose 0.2 percentage points in April 2022 to 5.6%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 1.0 percentage points higher than the Illinois rate. The unemployment rate in Danville peaked in April 2020 at 16.8% and is now 11.2 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 5.4% in February 2022, the unemployment rate has now grown by 0.2 percentage points. You can also compare Danville unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate April 2022 Month/Month Year/Year
National 3.6% 0.0 -2.4
Illinois 4.6% -0.1 -2.0
Danville 5.6% +0.2 -1.5
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with April 2022 data as May 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 5,201. There are now 3,425 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. From a recent trough of 1,705 in March 2022, the number of unemployed has now grown by 71. Danville employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Danville, Illinois) is also available.

Unemployed Persons April 2022 Month/Month Year/Year
Danville 1,776 +71 -498

Number of Unemployed Persons

Danville, Illinois Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Illinois
Unemployment Rate
Danville
Unemployment Rate
Danville
Unemployed
May
2022
3.6%
April
2022
3.6% 4.6% 5.6% 1,776
March
2022
3.6% 4.7% 5.4% 1,705
February
2022
3.8% 4.8% 5.4% 1,720
January
2022
4.0% 5.0% 5.5% 1,745
December
2021
3.9% 5.1% 5.7% 1,789
November
2021
4.2% 5.1% 5.7% 1,782
October
2021
4.6% 5.3% 5.7% 1,800
September
2021
4.7% 5.5% 6.0% 1,884
August
2021
5.2% 6.0% 6.3% 1,989
July
2021
5.4% 6.2% 6.6% 2,090
June
2021
5.9% 6.5% 6.8% 2,167

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.