Overall unemployment rate moved up to 4.1% with the biggest shift in Government, which gained 600 roles, based on the most recently available information published in December 2022.

Total employment in the Carbondale-Marion, IL market declined by 174 jobs in October and the unemployment rate increased compared to the prior month by 20 bps to 4.1%. The national unemployment rate increased by 8 bps over the same time to 3.4%.

  • Carbondale-Marion, IL unemployment rate is 70 bps above the national rate which is a negative sign.
  • Unemployment in the market is 30 bps below the unemployment rate in the market last year at this time, which is a positive.
  • Average wages (per hour) grew in October versus prior month by 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 October 2022

For key employment segments of the market, total jobs grew by 3.4% . Key sectors include:

  • Government: 18,100; +600
Carbondale-Marion, IL Unemployment by Industry October 2022

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

Note: All reported data is not seasonally adjusted.