Overall unemployment rate moved down to 3.9% with the biggest shift in Government, which gained 1,600 roles, based on the most recently available information published in November 2022.

Total employment in the Carbondale-Marion, IL market rose by 489 jobs in September and the unemployment rate decreased compared to the prior month by 70 bps to 3.9%. The national unemployment rate decreased by 47 bps over the same time to 3.3%.

  • Carbondale-Marion, IL unemployment rate is 58 bps above the national rate which is a negative sign.
  • Unemployment in the market is 100 bps below the unemployment rate in the market last year at this time, which is a positive.
  • Average wages (per hour) grew in September versus prior month by 5.4% 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 September 2022

For key employment segments of the market, total jobs grew by 10.1% . Key sectors include:

  • Government: 17,500; +1,600
Carbondale-Marion, IL Unemployment by Industry September 2022

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

Note: All reported data is not seasonally adjusted.