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Decatur, Illinois Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Decatur rose 0.2 percentage points in November 2020 to 8.3%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 1.4 percentage points higher than the Illinois rate. The unemployment rate in Decatur peaked in April 2020 at 17.0% and is now 8.7 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 8.1% in October 2020, the unemployment rate has now grown by 0.2 percentage points. You can also compare Decatur unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate November 2020 Month/Month Year/Year
National 6.7% -0.2 +3.1
Illinois 6.9% -0.5 +3.2
Decatur 8.3% +0.2 +3.2
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with November 2020 data as December 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 April 2020 at 7,321. There are now 3,414 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. Decatur employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Decatur, Illinois) is also available.

Unemployed Persons November 2020 Month/Month Year/Year
Decatur 3,907 -116 +1,440

Number of Unemployed Persons

Decatur, Illinois Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Illinois
Unemployment Rate
Decatur
Unemployment Rate
Decatur
Unemployed
December
2020
6.7%
November
2020
6.7% 6.9% 8.3% 3,907
October
2020
6.9% 7.4% 8.1% 4,023
September
2020
7.8% 10.4% 11.1% 5,454
August
2020
8.4% 11.0% 11.4% 5,593
July
2020
10.2% 11.5% 12.3% 5,685
June
2020
11.1% 14.5% 14.8% 7,099
May
2020
13.3% 15.3% 16.0% 7,228
April
2020
14.8% 17.2% 17.0% 7,321
March
2020
4.4% 4.2% 4.7% 2,164
February
2020
3.5% 3.4% 4.8% 2,293
January
2020
3.5% 3.5% 5.0% 2,407

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.