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Kankakee, Illinois Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Kankakee rose 0.1 percentage points in November 2020 to 6.9%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 0.0 percentage points lower than the Illinois rate. The unemployment rate in Kankakee peaked in April 2020 at 16.9% and is now 10.0 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 6.8% in October 2020, the unemployment rate has now grown by 0.1 percentage points. You can also compare Kankakee 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
Kankakee 6.9% +0.1 +2.0
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: Kankakee, Illinois, National

Kankakee, Illinois monthly unemployment rate chart

Note: Recessions shown in gray.

Kankakee, Illinois Unemployed

The number of people unemployed in Kankakee peaked in April 2020 at 8,856. There are now 5,069 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. Kankakee employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Kankakee, Illinois) is also available.

Unemployed Persons November 2020 Month/Month Year/Year
Kankakee 3,787 -165 +1,000

Number of Unemployed Persons

Kankakee, Illinois Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Illinois
Unemployment Rate
Kankakee
Unemployment Rate
Kankakee
Unemployed
December
2020
6.7%
November
2020
6.7% 6.9% 6.9% 3,787
October
2020
6.9% 7.4% 6.8% 3,952
September
2020
7.8% 10.4% 9.3% 5,318
August
2020
8.4% 11.0% 9.6% 5,485
July
2020
10.2% 11.5% 10.1% 5,573
June
2020
11.1% 14.5% 12.6% 7,117
May
2020
13.3% 15.3% 14.7% 7,921
April
2020
14.8% 17.2% 16.9% 8,856
March
2020
4.4% 4.2% 4.4% 2,330
February
2020
3.5% 3.4% 4.5% 2,524
January
2020
3.5% 3.5% 4.8% 2,683

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.