Overall unemployment rate moved down to 4.7% with the biggest shift in Government, which gained 1,500 roles, based on the most recently available information published in April 2022.

Total employment in the Carbondale-Marion, IL market rose by 933 jobs in February and the unemployment rate decreased compared to the prior month by 40 bps to 4.7%. The national unemployment rate decreased by 28 bps over the same time to 4.1%.

  • Carbondale-Marion, IL unemployment rate is 56 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 February versus prior month by 6.4% and are equal compared to last year at this time in the market.
Month over Month Unemployment Change
Year over Year Unemployment Change
Carbondale-Marion, IL Unemployment February 2022

For key employment segments of the market, total jobs grew by 9.3% . Key sectors include:

  • Government: 17,700; +1,500
Carbondale-Marion, IL Unemployment by Industry February 2022

Data is based on the most recent 12 months available, through February 2022 (Data published April 2022 and reports created on April 6, 2022).  Source: Government data agency and locally acquired statistics.

Note: All reported data is not seasonally adjusted.