University of Illinois Urbana‑Champaign

Employment: Unemployment Rate

Our interactive map shows annual average unemployment rates by county in Illinois.

Our interactive map lets users view the data by year. Users also can hover their cursor over individual counties to get the specific results for that county.

Employment data are rapidly changing during the recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic. Current year data for a variety of geographic areas in Illinois can be found on the following websites:

About the data

Interactive map (by year): 2016 to latest available data: county

Interactive chart (by year): 2010 to the latest available data: county

Source of data: Bureau of Labor Statistics, Local Area Unemployment Statistics

Contact IECAM for earlier data spreadsheets (2008–2015) on this topic.