Overall unemployment rate moved down to 4.2% with the biggest shift in Government, which lost 6,600 roles, based on the most recently available information published in August 2022.

Total employment in the Champaign-Urbana, IL market declined by 3,840 jobs in June and the unemployment rate decreased compared to the prior month by 10 bps to 4.2%. The national unemployment rate increased by 46 bps over the same time to 3.8%.

  • Champaign-Urbana, IL unemployment rate is 36 bps above the national rate which is a negative sign.
  • Unemployment in the market is 150 bps below the unemployment rate in the market last year at this time, which is a positive.
  • Average wages (per hour) declined in June versus prior month by -3.7% and are down compared to last year at this time in the market.
Month over Month Unemployment Change
Year over Year Unemployment Change
Champaign-Urbana, IL Unemployment June 2022

For key employment segments of the market, total jobs declined by -5.3%. Key sectors include:

  • Government: 33,200; -6,600
  • Education & Healthcare: 18,600; -100
  • Transportation & Utilities: 16,300; no change
  • Restaurants & Hotels: 11,900; no change
  • Business Services: 8,600; +100
  • Manufacturing: 7,900; +100
  • Financial Services: 4,400; +100
  • Construction, Mining: 4,100; +100
  • Other Jobs: 3,400; no change
  • IT & Development: 2,200; +100
Champaign-Urbana, 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.