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Employment and Unemployment Press Releases - 2023


The data in the archived monthly press releases below have been revised and any analysis cited in them may no longer be valid. The most up-to-date, historical monthly revised Illinois nonfarm jobs data is available on the Current Employment Statistics​ web page and the most current, historical monthly revised Illinois labor force data is available on the Local Area Unemployment Statistics web page.

Employment and Unemployment Press Releases - 2022 (archived)

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Metro Area:

Employment and Unemployment Press Release

Month Area Get File

01- January

Bloomington and Peoria

01- January


01- January

Champaign/Urbana, Danville

01- January

Davenport, Moline, Rock Island

01- January

Metro East

01- January


01- January

South Central

01- January

Southern Illinois

01- January

Springfield Decatur

Note: The data in these archived press releases may have been revised in subsequent months and thus may no longer be valid. The latest data, including any revisions, are available from the Local Area Unemployment Statistics​ and Current Employment Statistics​ web pages.

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