Illinois Payroll Jobs Up in January


Published on March 10 2023 10:45 am
Last Updated on March 10 2023 10:47 am

The Illinois Department of Employment Security announced the state unemployment rate for December fell 0.1% to 4.5%. Non-farm payrolls increased by 14,300 in January.

In January, the industry sectors with the largest over-the-month gains in employment included: Government (+7,900), Leisure and Hospitality (+6,300), and Educational and Health Services (+1,900). The industry sectors with monthly payroll declines included: Information (-900), Professional and Business Services (-900), Trade, Transportation and Utilities (-500), and Other Services (-500).

“While working to bolster economic development across the state, Illinois continues to make steady progress with decreased unemployment rates and increased job growth," said DCEO Acting Director Kristin A. Richards. "DCEO will remain a steadfast partner for Illinoisans by investing in workforce development while attracting and retaining the businesses that fuel our state's economy.”
The state’s unemployment rate was +1.1 percentage points higher than the national unemployment rate reported for January, which was 3.4 percent, down -0.1 percentage point from the previous month. The Illinois unemployment rate was down -0.3 percentage point from a year ago when it was at 4.8 percent.