Unemployment rates by state and counties in Illinois

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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)."

Data Source: Illinois Department of Employment Security (IDES), Local Area Unemployment Statistics, available at: https://www2.illinois.gov/ides/lmi/Pages/Local_Area_Unemployment_Statistics.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.

All unemployment estimates from IDES are subject to revision, so estimates may change slightly when data are updated.