Overall unemployment rate moved up to 4.6% with the biggest shift in Government, which gained 1,200 roles, based on the most recently available information published in August 2022.

Total employment in the Carbondale-Marion, IL market rose by 2,431 jobs in July and the unemployment rate increased compared to the prior month by 10 bps to 4.6%. The national unemployment rate decreased by 5 bps over the same time to 3.8%.

  • Carbondale-Marion, IL unemployment rate is 82 bps above the national rate which is a negative sign.
  • Unemployment in the market is 120 bps below the unemployment rate in the market last year at this time, which is a positive.
  • Average wages (per hour) grew in July versus prior month by 9.4% 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 July 2022

For key employment segments of the market, total jobs grew by 8.0% . Key sectors include:

  • Government: 16,200; +1,200
Carbondale-Marion, IL Unemployment by Industry July 2022

Data is based on the most recent 12 months available, through July 2022 (Data published August 2022 and reports created on September 2, 2022).  Source: Government data agency and locally acquired statistics.

Note: All reported data is not seasonally adjusted.