Local Area Unemployment Statistics

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Unemployment Insurance Weekly Claims Report Update:

In the week ending July 8, the advance figure for seasonally adjusted initial claims was 247,000, a decrease of 3,000 from the previous week's revised level. The previous week's level was revised up by 2,000 from 248,000 to 250,000. The 4-week moving average was 245,750, an increase of 2,250 from the previous week's revised average. The previous week's average was revised up by 500 from 243,000 to 243,500.

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May 2017 Local Cities:

5-17 Local Trends Graph 

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McHenry County/Illinois/US:

5-17 Historic Graph 

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Unemployment Rate: Seasonally Adjusted

 Location Unemployment Rate  Change from
Previous Month
 Time Period
 McHenry County 3.6%  -0.3% May 2017
 Illinois 4.3%  -0.1% May 2017
 National 4.1%   0.0% May 2017


The Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics, Local Area Unemployment Statistics (LAUS) program produces monthly and annual employment, unemployment, and labor force data for Census regions and divisions, States, counties, metropolitan areas, and many cities, by place of residence.


Click below for the Illinois/Local LAUS Report [PDF]:

  • May 2017 
  • April 2017 
  • March 2017 
  • February 2017 
  • January 2017 
  • 2016
  • 2015
    For more information visit the Department Of Labor's page for Local Area Unemployment information.


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