Overall unemployment rate moved down to 4.5% with the biggest shift in Government, which lost 300 roles, based on the most recently available information published in September 2022.

Total employment in the Carbondale-Marion, IL market declined by 1,064 jobs in August and the unemployment rate decreased compared to the prior month by 10 bps to 4.5%. The national unemployment rate stayed flat over the same time period at 3.8%.

  • Carbondale-Marion, IL unemployment rate is 71 bps above the national rate which is a negative sign.
  • Unemployment in the market is 130 bps below the unemployment rate in the market last year at this time, which is a positive.
  • Average wages (per hour) grew in August versus prior month by 5.1% and are down compared to last year at this time in the market.
Month over Month Unemployment Change
Year over Year Unemployment Change
Carbondale-Marion, IL Unemployment August 2022

For key employment segments of the market, total jobs declined by -1.9%. Key sectors include:

  • Government: 15,900; -300
Carbondale-Marion, IL Unemployment by Industry August 2022

Data is based on the most recent 12 months available, through August 2022 (Data published September 2022 and reports created on September 28, 2022).  Source: Government data agency and locally acquired statistics.

Note: All reported data is not seasonally adjusted.