Cook County, IL Unemployment Rate Report

Cook County, IL Historical Unemployment Trends

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Since 2005 the unemployment rate in Cook County, Illinois has ranged from 2.9% in December 2019 to 18.1% in April 2020. The current unemployment rate for Cook County is 10.0% in June 2021. See how other local areas compare by using our Unemployment Compare tool.

Cook County, IL Unemployment Rate by Month

Very High Unemployment Area
Cook County, IL Current Unemployment - 10.0%
Cook County, IL Unemployment Rate
Month/Year Cook County, IL% Illinois% National %
1 / 2021 9.8% 8.4% 6.3%
2 / 2021 9.5% 7.8% 6.2%
3 / 2021 8.4% 7.1% 6.0%
4 / 2021 8.7% 7.1% 6.1%
5 / 2021 8.7% 6.7% 5.8%
6 / 2021 10.0% 7.9% 5.9%

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