Local Area Unemployment Statistics

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Unemployment Insurance Weekly Claims Report Update: 

In the week ending January 27, the advance figure for seasonally adjusted initial claims was 230,000, a decrease of 1,000 from the previous week's revised level. The previous week's level was revised down by 2,000 from 233,000 to 231,000. The 4-week moving average was 234,500, a decrease of 5,000 from the previous week's revised average. The previous week's average was revised down by 500 from 240,000 to 239,500.

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December 2017 Local Cities:

12-17 Local Historic 

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McHenry County/Illinois/US:

 12-17 Historic 

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Unemployment Rate: Seasonally Adjusted

 Location Unemployment Rate  Change from
Previous Month
 Time Period
 McHenry County 4.5%   +0.3% Dec 2017
 Illinois 4.7%   0.0% Dec 2017
 National 3.9%   0.0% Dec 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]:

  • December 2017 
  • November 2017 
  • October 2017 
  • September 2017 
  • August 2017 
  • July 2017 
  • June 2017 
  • 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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