Unemployment rates by selected cities in Illinois

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Unemployment rates by selected cities

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Note: Non-consecutive years appear adjacent in the trend line
because one or more years have been deselected.

Definitions: The unemployment rate measures the share of workers in the labor force who do not currently have a job but are actively looking for work within select cities.

According to the Illinois Department of Employment Security (IDES), "The unemployed include those who:
• lost their jobs involuntarily;
• quit their jobs;
• entered the labor market for the first time or have re-entered the labor market after a period of absence;
• have been laid off but expect to be recalled.

The unemployment rate is the number unemployed expressed as a percent of the total civilian labor force (unemployment rate = unemployed/labor force X 100)."

See IDES for further information.

Data Source: Illinois Department of Employment Security (IDES), Local Area Unemployment Statistics, available here.

Footnotes: All numbers are annual average labor force estimates for the state of Illinois. The unemployment data presented here are not adjusted for fluctuations during the year such as seasonal work. All unemployment estimates from IDES are subject to revision, so estimates may change slightly when data are updated.