Illinois Employment Analysis

( Data Date : December 2019 )

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.

The latest employment scorecard for the State of Illinois  is listed below, based on data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. You can view what jobs are available in Illinois, as well as which sectors of the economy are growing most quickly, on our Job Listings page.


Illinois Employment Data:

Illinois Unemployment Rate Trends (% change)

  • Compared to national rates, illinois unemployment rate in December 2019 was higher by 0% than the U.S. rate of 3.5%.

  • 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.