Total Labor Force (2018)

6,469,866

Total Population

12,741,080

Population Rank Among States

6th

American Community Survey, 2013-2017

Public School Spending Per Student

$18,652

Rank Among States

11th

U.S. Census Bureau, May 2020

Statewide Unemployment Rate (2018)

4.3%

Rank Among States

39th (tied)

BLS, Local Area Unemployment Statistics
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Illinois Workforce Innovation Board

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Du Page County Workforce Innovation Board

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East Central Illinois Workforce Investment Board

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Grundy Livingston Kankakee Workforce Board

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Lake County Workforce Development Board

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Lake Land College – LWIA 23

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Land of Lincoln Workforce Alliance Illinois workNet Center

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Madison – Bond Workforce Innovation Board

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McHenry County Workforce Network Board

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Mid America Workforce Investment Board

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Northwest Central Illinois Works

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Southern 14 Workforce Investment Board

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Southern Illinois Workforce Development Board

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The Workforce Connection

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Vermillion County Workforce Investment Board

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West Central Development Council, Inc.

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Workforce Development Board for Kane, Kendall and DeKalb Counties

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Workforce Development Board of Rock Island, Henry and Mercer Counties, Not-for-Profit Corporation

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Workforce Investment Board of Will County
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Workforce Office of Western Illinois

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WIOA Funding

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Labor Force Data

*United States Department of Labor Unemployment Insurance National Data, 2018 Non-seasonally adjusted

Illinois National
Year-over Annual Job Growth
0.9%
1.7%
Year-over Average Wage Growth
3.5%
3.3%
Annual Average Unemployment Rate
4.3%
3.9%
Unemployment Exhaustion Rate
32.7%
34.6%
Annual Labor Participation Rate
64.5%
62.9%

Education Levels

*Ages 25 and Older according to the American Community Survey (ACS) educational attainment data.

Less than high school (6.2% Illinois | 12.0% National)
6.2%
12%
High school (23.8% Illinois | 27.1% National)
23.8%
27.1%
Some college/Associate Degree (25.3% Illinois | 28.9% National)
25.3%
28.9%
Bachelor's degree or greater (44.7% Illinois | 32.0% National)
44.7%
32%

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