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Danville, Illinois Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Danville fell 0.3 percentage points in July 2021 to 6.4%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 0.7 percentage points lower than the Illinois rate. The unemployment rate in Danville peaked in April 2020 at 17.8% and is now 11.4 percentage points lower. You can also compare Danville unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate July 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
National 5.4% -0.5 -4.8
Illinois 7.1% -0.1 -4.9
Danville 6.4% -0.3 -4.4
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with July 2021 data as August 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 3,489 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. From a recent trough of 2,082 in March 2021, the number of unemployed has now grown by 36. Danville employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Danville, Illinois) is also available.

Unemployed Persons July 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
Danville 2,118 -22 -1,340

Number of Unemployed Persons

Danville, Illinois Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Illinois
Unemployment Rate
Danville
Unemployment Rate
Danville
Unemployed
August
2021
5.2%
July
2021
5.4% 7.1% 6.4% 2,118
June
2021
5.9% 7.2% 6.7% 2,140
May
2021
5.8% 7.1% 6.6% 2,117
April
2021
6.1% 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
6.3% 7.7% 6.7% 2,149
December
2020
6.7% 8.0% 6.8% 2,183
November
2020
6.7% 8.1% 7.1% 2,282
October
2020
6.9% 8.1% 7.1% 2,428
September
2020
7.8% 10.4% 8.1% 2,657

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.