Overall unemployment rate moved up to 5.0% with the biggest shift in Government, which lost 1,700 roles, based on the most recently available information published in June 2022.

Total employment in the Carbondale-Marion, IL market declined by 1,352 jobs in May and the unemployment rate increased compared to the prior month by 40 bps to 5.0%. The national unemployment rate increased by 4 bps over the same time to 3.4%.

  • Carbondale-Marion, IL unemployment rate is 162 bps above the national rate which is a negative sign.
  • Unemployment in the market is 20 bps below the unemployment rate in the market last year at this time, which is a positive.
  • Average wages (per hour) grew in May versus prior month by 10.8% 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 May 2022

For key employment segments of the market, total jobs declined by -9.6%. Key sectors include:

  • Government: 16,000; -1,700
Carbondale-Marion, IL Unemployment by Industry May 2022

Data is based on the most recent 12 months available, through May 2022 (Data published June 2022 and reports created on June 29, 2022).  Source: Government data agency and locally acquired statistics.

Note: All reported data is not seasonally adjusted.