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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 March 2021:
- Monthly seasonally adjusted estimates, years 1976-2020
- Monthly, annual not seasonally adjusted estimates, years 1976-2020
Chicago-Naperville-Arlington Heights Metropolitan Division
- Monthly seasonally adjusted estimates, years 1994-2020
- Monthly, annual not seasonally adjusted estimates, years 1994-2020
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 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.
For more information on the most recent updates to Illinois Metropolitan Area delineations please see Changes to MSAs.