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Decatur, Illinois Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Decatur fell 0.1 percentage points in February 2018 to 4.7%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 0.0 percentage points lower than the Illinois rate. The unemployment rate in Decatur peaked in October 2009 at 12.7% and is now 8.0 percentage points lower. You can also compare Decatur unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate February 2018 Month/Month Year/Year
National 4.1% 0.0 -0.6
Illinois 4.7% -0.1 -0.4
Decatur 4.7% -0.1 -1.5
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with February 2018 data as March 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 October 2009 at 6,925. There are now 4,625 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. Decatur employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Decatur, Illinois) is also available.

Unemployed Persons February 2018 Month/Month Year/Year
Decatur 2,300 -58 -807

Number of Unemployed Persons

Decatur, Illinois Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Illinois
Unemployment Rate
Decatur
Unemployment Rate
Decatur
Unemployed
March
2018
4.1%
February
2018
4.1% 4.7% 4.7% 2,300
January
2018
4.1% 4.8% 4.8% 2,358
December
2017
4.1% 4.9% 5.3% 2,582
November
2017
4.1% 4.9% 5.4% 2,636
October
2017
4.1% 4.9% 5.4% 2,604
September
2017
4.2% 5.0% 5.4% 2,616
August
2017
4.4% 5.0% 5.7% 2,779
July
2017
4.3% 5.0% 5.6% 2,775
June
2017
4.3% 4.9% 5.7% 2,812
May
2017
4.3% 4.9% 5.5% 2,705
April
2017
4.4% 4.9% 5.6% 2,785

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.