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Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI Metropolitan Area Employment Analysis

( Data Date : August 2017 )

Illinois Employment Data

Located in the Midwest region of the United States, Illinois is the fifth most populous state in the nation. The state is divided into 12 metropolitan statistical areas (MSA). With a population of over 9 million residents, the Chicago-Joliet-Naperville metro area is the largest in Illinois.

 

State/Metropolitan Employment Data:

Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI Metropolitan Area Unemployment Rate Trends (% change)


  • The unemployment rate in the Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI Metropolitan Area, metro area was 5.3% in August 2017, 0.6% higher than last month, and lower by 0.2% from a year ago.

  • Compared to national and state unemployment rates, the Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI Metropolitan Area, metro area unemployment rate in August 2017 was higher by 0.9% than the U.S. rate of 4.4%, and higher by 0.1% than the Illinois state unemployment rate of 5.2%.

  • Total employment in the Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI Metropolitan Area, metro area declined by 4.1% (18342 less persons employed) over the past quarter, and increased by 5.5% ( 1516795 less ) over the past year.

  • The Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI Metropolitan Area, metro area has an employable civilian labor force (employed + unemployed persons age 16 and older) of 4,892,644 persons.

  • The Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI Metropolitan Area, metro area labor force shrunk by 1.3% (32533 persons) over the past quarter, and shrunk by 2.7% (35477 persons) over the past year.

  • Current Rate
    Last Year
    Last QTR
    Last Month
    Difference Since Last Quarter
    5.3%
    + 5.5%
    - 4.1%
    - 4.7%
    -18342


    %94.74 of the Total Labor Force is Employed.


    Employment information is based on data provided by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS).

    Graphs and charts are based on monthly data from 2000 to present (BLS reports monthly data a month to six weeks after the close of each month).

    The data MuniNet Guide uses and presents is seasonally adjusted.