Illinois Chicago Metropolitan Area Unemployment Rates

Illinois Chicago Metropolitan Area Unemployment Rates

Illinois & Chicago Metropolitan Area Unemployment Rates

Monthly, Annual Data for Illinois

Monthly, Annual Data for Chicago-Naperville-Arlington Heights Metropolitan Division​


The following monthly, annual revisions were made as of February 2018:

Illinois

  • Monthly seasonally adjusted estimates, years 1976-2017
  • Monthly, annual not seasonally adjusted estimates, years 2013-2017

Chicago-Naperville-Arlington Heights Metropolitan Division

  • Monthly seasonally adjusted estimates, years 1994-2017
  • Monthly, annual not seasonally adjusted estimates, years 2013-2017

The Chicago-Naperville-Arlington Heights, IL Metropolitan Division includes Cook, DuPage, Grundy, Kendall, McHenry and Will Counties and replaces the eight-county Chicago-Joliet-Naperville Metropolitan Division. The Chicago-Naperville-Elgin IL-IN-WI Metropolitan Statistical Area includes the Chicago-Naperville-Arlington Heights Metropolitan Division, the Elgin, IL Metropolitan Division, the Lake County-Kenosha County IL-WI Metropolitan Division and Gary, IN Metropolitan Division. Not seasonally adjusted unemployment rates for the Elgin, IL Metropolitan Division, the Lake County-Kenosha County IL-WI Metropolitan Division and the Chicago-Joliet-Naperville IL-IN-WI Metropolitan Statistical Area will be available at the DES LAUS page http://www.ides.illinois.gov/LMI/Pages/Local_Area_Unemployment_Statistics.aspx the day of the IDES local area news release (usually one week after the release of Illinois and Chicago-Naperville-Arlington Heights Metropolitan Division data). 

Unemployment rates for the Gary, IN Metropolitan Division may be obtained from either the State of Indiana http://www.hoosierdata.in.gov or the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics Web site http://www.bls.gov/lau. The introduction of the Chicago-Naperville-Arlington Heights Metropolitan Division was announced in February 2013 by the U.S. Office of Management and Budget in OMB Bulletin No. 13-01 http://www.whitehouse.gov/sites/default/files/omb/bulletins/2013/b13-01.pdf. For more information on the most recent updates to  Illinois Metropolitan Area delineations please see Changes to MSAs http://www.ides.illinois.gov/LMI/ILMR/Changes_to_MSA.pdf​