Department of Numbers

Danville, Illinois Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Danville fell 2.6 percentage points in May 2020 to 15.8%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 0.5 percentage points higher than the Illinois rate. The unemployment rate in Danville peaked in April 2020 at 18.4% and is now 2.6 percentage points lower. You can also compare Danville unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate May 2020 Month/Month Year/Year
National 13.3% -1.4 +9.7
Illinois 15.3% -1.9 +11.2
Danville 15.8% -2.6 +10.8
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with May 2020 data as June 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 655 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. Danville employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Danville, Illinois) is also available.

Unemployed Persons May 2020 Month/Month Year/Year
Danville 5,128 -655 +3,454

Number of Unemployed Persons

Danville, Illinois Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Illinois
Unemployment Rate
Danville
Unemployment Rate
Danville
Unemployed
June
2020
11.1% 14.6%
May
2020
13.3% 15.3% 15.8% 5,128
April
2020
14.7% 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
3.6% 3.5% 4.8% 1,599
December
2019
3.5% 3.7% 5.0% 1,680
November
2019
3.5% 3.7% 5.0% 1,678
October
2019
3.6% 3.7% 5.0% 1,676
September
2019
3.5% 3.7% 5.0% 1,670
August
2019
3.7% 3.8% 5.0% 1,660
July
2019
3.7% 3.9% 5.0% 1,652

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.