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Decatur, Illinois Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Decatur fell 0.2 percentage points in September 2022 to 6.4%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 1.9 percentage points higher than the Illinois rate. The unemployment rate in Decatur peaked in May 2020 at 15.8% and is now 9.4 percentage points lower. You can also compare Decatur unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate September 2022 Month/Month Year/Year
National 3.5% -0.2 -1.2
Illinois 4.5% 0.0 -1.0
Decatur 6.4% -0.2 -0.5
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with September 2022 data as October 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 4,399 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. Decatur employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Decatur, Illinois) is also available.

Unemployed Persons September 2022 Month/Month Year/Year
Decatur 3,005 -93 -223

Number of Unemployed Persons

Decatur, Illinois Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Illinois
Unemployment Rate
Decatur
Unemployment Rate
Decatur
Unemployed
October
2022
3.7%
September
2022
3.5% 4.5% 6.4% 3,005
August
2022
3.7% 4.5% 6.6% 3,098
July
2022
3.5% 4.4% 6.7% 3,163
June
2022
3.6% 4.5% 6.9% 3,209
May
2022
3.6% 4.6% 6.9% 3,256
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

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.