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Decatur, Illinois Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Decatur rose 0.2 percentage points in April 2022 to 6.7%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 2.1 percentage points higher than the Illinois rate. The unemployment rate in Decatur peaked in May 2020 at 15.8% and is now 9.1 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 6.5% in February 2022, the unemployment rate has now grown by 0.2 percentage points. You can also compare Decatur 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
Decatur 6.7% +0.2 -1.6
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: Decatur, Illinois, National

Decatur, Illinois monthly unemployment rate chart

Note: Recessions shown in gray.

Decatur, Illinois Unemployed

The number of people unemployed in Decatur peaked in May 2020 at 7,404. There are now 4,277 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. From a recent trough of 3,033 in March 2022, the number of unemployed has now grown by 94. Decatur employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Decatur, Illinois) is also available.

Unemployed Persons April 2022 Month/Month Year/Year
Decatur 3,127 +94 -713

Number of Unemployed Persons

Decatur, Illinois Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Illinois
Unemployment Rate
Decatur
Unemployment Rate
Decatur
Unemployed
May
2022
3.6%
April
2022
3.6% 4.6% 6.7% 3,127
March
2022
3.6% 4.7% 6.5% 3,033
February
2022
3.8% 4.8% 6.5% 3,043
January
2022
4.0% 5.0% 6.6% 3,060
December
2021
3.9% 5.1% 6.7% 3,102
November
2021
4.2% 5.1% 6.7% 3,098
October
2021
4.6% 5.3% 6.7% 3,126
September
2021
4.7% 5.5% 6.9% 3,228
August
2021
5.2% 6.0% 7.2% 3,354
July
2021
5.4% 6.2% 7.5% 3,486
June
2021
5.9% 6.5% 7.8% 3,607

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.