Chicago, IL Unemployment Rate Report

Chicago, IL Historical Unemployment Trends

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Since 2005 the unemployment rate in Chicago, Illinois has ranged from 3.1% in December 2019 to 18.9% in April 2020. The current unemployment rate for Chicago is 4.9% in May 2022. See how other local areas compare by using our Unemployment Compare tool.

Chicago, IL Unemployment Rate by Month

High Unemployment Area
Chicago, IL Current Unemployment - 4.9%
Chicago, IL Unemployment Rate
Month/Year Chicago, IL% Illinois% National %
1 / 2022 5.8% 5.3% 4.0%
2 / 2022 5.5% 5.0% 3.8%
3 / 2022 5.0% 4.7% 3.6%
4 / 2022 4.7% 4.4% 3.6%
5 / 2022 4.9% 4.5% 3.6%

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