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Unemployment Rates Down in All Metro Areas, Jobs Up in Most Areas in June

Press Release - Thursday, July 28, 2022

SPRINGFIELD - The unemployment rate decreased in all fourteen Illinois metropolitan areas in June according to preliminary data released today by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) and the Illinois Department of Employment Security (IDES). Jobs were up in all metro areas except one.

"We continue to be encouraged by the ongoing pandemic-related economic recovery in every corner of the state," said Deputy Governor Andy Manar. "IDES and its local workforce partners remain committed to providing training employment services for the unique Illinois workforce."

The metro areas which had the largest over-the-year percentage increases in total nonfarm jobs were the Chicago-Naperville-Arlington Heights Metropolitan Division (+4.9%, +175,900), the Rockford MSA (+4.7%, +6,500), and the Bloomington MSA (+4.6%, +4,100). Total nonfarm jobs was down in the Illinois section of the St. Louis MSA (-0.1%, -200). Industries that saw job growth in a majority of metro areas included: Leisure and Hospitality (fourteen areas); Manufacturing (thirteen areas); Professional and Business Services and Education and Health Services (eleven areas each); Mining and Construction, Transportation, Warehousing and Utilities, Other Services and Government (ten areas each); Wholesale Trade and Retail Trade (eight areas each).

The metro areas with the largest unemployment rate decreases were the Chicago-Naperville-Arlington Heights Metropolitan Division (-3.2 points to 4.9%), the Rockford MSA (-2.6 points to 6.6%), and the Davenport-Moline-Rock Island IA-IL MSA (-2.2 points to 3.7%). The unemployment rate decreased over-the-year in all 102 counties.


Not Seasonally Adjusted Unemployment Rates

Metropolitan Area

June 2022*

June 2021**

Over-the-Year Change

Bloomington

3.9%

5.3%

-1.4

Carbondale-Marion

4.5%

6.3%

-1.8

Champaign-Urbana

4.2%

5.7%

-1.5

Chicago-Naperville-Arlington Heights

4.9%

8.1%

-3.2

Danville

5.5%

7.2%

-1.7

Davenport-Moline-Rock Island, IA-IL

3.7%

5.9%

-2.2

Decatur

6.5%

8.2%

-1.7

Elgin

4.5%

6.1%

-1.6

Kankakee

5.3%

6.9%

-1.6

Lake-Kenosha, IL-WI

3.9%

5.4%

-1.5

Peoria

4.8%

6.5%

-1.7

Rockford

6.6%

9.2%

-2.6

Springfield

4.2%

6.0%

-1.8

St. Louis (IL-Section)

4.2%

5.7%

-1.5

Illinois Statewide

4.7%

7.2%

-2.5

* Preliminary  I  ** Revised

 

 

 






























Total Nonfarm Jobs (Not Seasonally Adjusted) - June 2022


Metropolitan Area

June

June

Over-the-Year

 

2022*

2021**

Change

Bloomington MSA

92,300

88,200

4,100

Carbondale-Marion MSA

55,700

53,900

1,800

Champaign-Urbana MSA

110,600

107,500

3,100

Chicago-Naperville-Arlington Heights Metro Division

3,795,700

3,619,800

175,900

Danville MSA

26,200

25,800

400

Davenport-Moline-Rock Island MSA

187,300

179,300

8,000

Decatur MSA

48,700

46,800

1,900

Elgin Metro Division

255,600

247,600

8,000

Kankakee MSA

43,200

42,600

600

Lake-County-Kenosha County Metro Division

429,000

415,600

13,400

Peoria MSA

168,700

163,800

4,900

Rockford MSA

145,900

139,400

6,500

Springfield MSA

109,200

104,900

4,300

Illinois Section of St. Louis MSA

236,700

236,900

-200

Illinois Statewide

6,091,800

5,839,900

251,900

*Preliminary | **Revised

 

 

 


Not Seasonally Adjusted Unemployment Rates
(percent) for Local Counties and Areas

Labor Market Area

Jun 2022

Jun 2021

Over the Year Change

 
 

Carbondale-Marion MSA

4.5 %

6.3 %

-1.8

 

Jackson County

4.6 %

6.2 %

-1.6

 

Williamson County

4.5 %

6.3 %

-1.8

 

Surrounding Counties

 

 

 

 

Alexander County

8.1 %

9.5 %

-1.4

 

Franklin County

5.8 %

7.5 %

-1.7

 

Johnson County

5.6 %

6.5 %

-0.9

 

Massac County

5.5 %

6.8 %

-1.3

 

Perry County

5.1 %

7.0 %

-1.9

 

Pulaski County

7.7 %

10.1 %

-2.4

 

Randolph County

3.6 %

4.9 %

-1.3

 

Union County

4.7 %

6.0 %

-1.3

 

Harrisburg Area

 

 

 

 

Gallatin County

5.4 %

6.8 %

-1.4

 

Hamilton County

3.3 %

4.8 %

-1.5

 

Hardin County

6.4 %

7.9 %

-1.5

 

Pope County

5.5 %

5.8 %

-0.3

 

Saline County

5.8 %

7.4 %

-1.6

 

White County

4.1 %

5.4 %

-1.3

 

Olney - Mt. Carmel Area

 

 

 

 

Edwards County

4.3 %

6.0 %

-1.7

 

Lawrence County

5.2 %

6.3 %

-1.1

 

Richland County

4.0 %

4.7 %

-0.7

 

Wabash County

3.6 %

4.9 %

-1.3

 

Wayne County

3.8 %

5.2 %

-1.4

 

Other Areas

 

 

 

 

LWIA 23

4.1 %

5.3 %

-1.2

 

LWIA 24

4.2 %

5.9 %

-1.7

 

LWIA 25

4.9 %

6.7 %

-1.8

 

LWIA 26

4.9 %

6.3 %

-1.4

 

Southern EDR

4.9 %

6.5 %

-1.6

 


Southern Illinois Highlights

Carbondale - Marion Area

The June 2022 unemployment rate was 4.5 percent. This was a decrease of -1.8 percentage points from the June 2021 rate of 6.3 percent. Total nonfarm employment in June 2022 increased by +1,800 compared to last June.

Employment increased in Government (+200).

Surrounding Counties

Total nonfarm employment increased by +550 compared to June 2021.

Employment gains were posted in Leisure and Hospitality (+325), Educational and Health Services (+225), Government (+175), Other Services (+50), Construction (+50), Trade, Transportation, and Utilities (+25), and Information (+25). Financial Activities reported no employment change.

June payrolls declined in Professional and Business Services (-175), Natural Resources and Mining (-100), and Manufacturing (-25).

Harrisburg Area

Total nonfarm employment increased by +175 compared to June 2021.

Employment gains were posted in Government (+100), Trade, Transportation, and Utilities (+100), Information (+50), Financial Activities (+25) and Natural Resources and Mining (+25). Leisure and Hospitality, Educational and Health Services, Manufacturing, and Professional and Business Services payrolls were unchanged.

Employment declined in Construction (-125), and Other Services (-25).

Olney - Mt. Carmel Area

Total nonfarm employment increased by +325 compared to June 2021.

Employment gains were posted in Government (+125), Trade, Transportation, and Utilities (+75), Leisure and Hospitality (+50), Educational and Health Services (+50), Other Services (+50), Natural Resources and Mining (+25), and Professional and Business Services (+25).

No changes were reported in Information, or Financial Activities.

Employment declined in Manufacturing (-100) and Construction (-25).


Note: Monthly 2021 unemployment rates and total nonfarm jobs for Illinois metro areas were revised in February and March 2022, as required by the U.S. BLS. Comments and tables distributed for prior metro area news releases should be discarded as any records or historical analysis previously cited may no longer be valid.

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