Overall unemployment rate moved down to 4.5% with the biggest shift in Government, which lost 1,000 roles, based on the most recently available information published in August 2022.

Total employment in the Carbondale-Marion, IL market rose by 276 jobs in June and the unemployment rate decreased compared to the prior month by 50 bps to 4.5%. The national unemployment rate increased by 46 bps over the same time to 3.8%.

  • Carbondale-Marion, IL unemployment rate is 66 bps above the national rate which is a negative sign.
  • Unemployment in the market is 180 bps below the unemployment rate in the market last year at this time, which is a positive.
  • Average wages (per hour) grew in June versus prior month by 11% and are up compared to last year at this time in the market.
Month over Month Unemployment Change
Year over Year Unemployment Change
Carbondale-Marion, IL Unemployment June 2022

For key employment segments of the market, total jobs declined by -6.3%. Key sectors include:

  • Government: 15,000; -1,000
Carbondale-Marion, IL Unemployment by Industry June 2022

Data is based on the most recent 12 months available, through June 2022 (Data published August 2022 and reports created on August 3, 2022).  Source: Government data agency and locally acquired statistics.

Note: All reported data is not seasonally adjusted.