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 3.6% in May 2018 to 12.6% in January 2010. The current unemployment rate for Chicago is 4.1% in February 2019. See how other local areas compare by using our Unemployment Compare tool.

Chicago, IL Unemployment Rate by Month

Moderate Unemployment Area
Chicago, IL Current Unemployment - 4.1%
Chicago, IL Unemployment Rate
Month/Year Chicago, IL% Illinois% National %
1 / 2019 4.6% 5.3% 4.0%
2 / 2019 4.1% 4.7% 3.8%

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