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Number of people employed in Illinois

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Definition and Source



The number of people employed within state and counties. 

See IDES for further information.

Data Source

Illinois Department of Employment Security (IDES), Local Area Unemployment Statistics, available here.


All numbers are annual average labor force estimates for the state of Illinois. The unemployment data presented here are not adjusted for fluctuations during the year such as seasonal work. All unemployment estimates from IDES are subject to revision, so estimates may change slightly when data are updated.

Last Updated

December 2023