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Danville, Illinois Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Danville rose 0.2 percentage points in October 2018 to 5.7%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 1.5 percentage points higher than the Illinois rate. The unemployment rate in Danville peaked in February 2010 at 12.8% and is now 7.1 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 5.1% in February 2018, the unemployment rate has now grown by 0.6 percentage points. You can also compare Danville unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate October 2018 Month/Month Year/Year
National 3.7% 0.0 -0.4
Illinois 4.2% +0.1 -0.7
Danville 5.7% +0.2 -0.3
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with October 2018 data as November 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 February 2010 at 4,860. There are now 2,897 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. From a recent trough of 1,703 in February 2018, the number of unemployed has now grown by 260. Danville employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Danville, Illinois) is also available.

Unemployed Persons October 2018 Month/Month Year/Year
Danville 1,963 +95 -55

Number of Unemployed Persons

Danville, Illinois Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Illinois
Unemployment Rate
Danville
Unemployment Rate
Danville
Unemployed
November
2018
3.7%
October
2018
3.7% 4.2% 5.7% 1,963
September
2018
3.7% 4.1% 5.5% 1,868
August
2018
3.9% 4.1% 5.6% 1,892
July
2018
3.9% 4.2% 5.6% 1,915
June
2018
4.0% 4.3% 5.8% 1,993
May
2018
3.8% 4.3% 5.7% 1,971
April
2018
3.9% 4.4% 5.7% 1,950
March
2018
4.1% 4.6% 5.5% 1,888
February
2018
4.1% 4.7% 5.1% 1,703
January
2018
4.1% 4.8% 5.3% 1,791
December
2017
4.1% 4.9% 5.8% 1,947

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.