Unemployment Rates, 40 Largest Counties in Illinois

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

Definitions: The annual percent of people in the civilian labor force who were either not working, or looking for work, or available to accept a job.

Data Source:

Source: Illinois Department of Employment Security, Economic Information and Analysis.  Retrieved December 3, 2018 (http://www.ides.illinois.gov/lmi/Local%20Area%20Unemployment%20Statistics%20LAUS/AAD/county-aa.xls)
Source: Illinois Department of Employment Security, Historical Monthly, Annual Data.  2000-2017.  Retrieved December 4, 2018 (http://www.ides.illinois.gov/LMI/Pages/Historical_Monthly_Annual_Data.aspx).


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.

Updated December 4, 2018.