Overall unemployment rate moved down to 3.8% with the biggest shift in Construction, Mining, which gained 100 roles, based on the most recently available information published in April 2022.

Total employment in the Champaign-Urbana, IL market rose by 742 jobs in March and the unemployment rate decreased compared to the prior month by 20 bps to 3.8%. The national unemployment rate decreased by 39 bps over the same time to 3.8%.

  • Champaign-Urbana, IL unemployment rate is 5 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 March versus prior month by -0.4% 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 March 2022

For key employment segments of the market, total jobs grew by 0.3% . Key sectors include:

  • Government: 40,800; +100
  • Education & Healthcare: 18,500; no change
  • Transportation & Utilities: 16,300; -100
  • Restaurants & Hotels: 11,200; +100
  • Business Services: 8,500; +100
  • Manufacturing: 7,800; +100
  • Financial Services: 4,300; no change
  • Construction, Mining: 3,600; +100
  • Other Jobs: 3,300; no change
  • IT & Development: 2,100; no change
Champaign-Urbana, IL Unemployment by Industry March 2022

Data is based on the most recent 12 months available, through March 2022 (Data published April 2022 and reports created on April 27, 2022).  Source: Government data agency and locally acquired statistics.

Note: All reported data is not seasonally adjusted.