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Danville, Illinois Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Danville fell 0.3 percentage points in February 2021 to 7.2%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 0.2 percentage points lower than the Illinois rate. The unemployment rate in Danville peaked in April 2020 at 18.4% and is now 11.2 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 6.7% in October 2020, the unemployment rate has now grown by 0.5 percentage points. You can also compare Danville unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate February 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
National 6.2% -0.1 +2.7
Illinois 7.4% -0.3 +3.8
Danville 7.2% -0.3 +2.7
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with February 2021 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 April 2020 at 5,783. There are now 3,470 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. From a recent trough of 2,175 in December 2020, the number of unemployed has now grown by 138. Danville employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Danville, Illinois) is also available.

Unemployed Persons February 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
Danville 2,313 -107 +830

Number of Unemployed Persons

Danville, Illinois Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Illinois
Unemployment Rate
Danville
Unemployment Rate
Danville
Unemployed
March
2021
6.0%
February
2021
6.2% 7.4% 7.2% 2,313
January
2021
6.3% 7.7% 7.5% 2,420
December
2020
6.7% 8.0% 6.8% 2,175
November
2020
6.7% 8.1% 6.9% 2,249
October
2020
6.9% 8.1% 6.7% 2,322
September
2020
7.8% 10.4% 9.2% 3,075
August
2020
8.4% 11.1% 9.3% 3,131
July
2020
10.2% 12.0% 9.8% 3,171
June
2020
11.1% 14.2% 12.5% 4,139
May
2020
13.3% 15.4% 15.1% 4,867
April
2020
14.8% 16.5% 18.4% 5,783

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.