Unemployment Rates

Skokie Consistently ranks lower for unemployment rates than comparative figures at national, state and regional (Chicago PMSA) levels.  Almost 3,200 businesses call Skokie home, employing over 41,400 people from throughout the Village and the region.  Skokie's excellent location and connectivity, diversity, pro-business environment, quality of life, highly regarded schools, affordability, and great municipal services all help to make the Village a key economic driver throughout Chicagoland.

Unemployment Rates for Skokie (2011-2017)

Source: CivicDashboards.com, 3/2017
Year Skokie (%)
Chicago PMSA (%)
Illinois (%) U.S. (%)
2011 7.1 10.6 9.7 8.5
2012 7.2 9.4 8.9 7.8
2013 7.6 10.5 9.2 7.5
2014 5.8 8.1 7.1 5.9
2015 4.8 6.4 5.9 4.9
2016 4.9 6.5 5.9 4.9
2017 3.3 4.5 4.7 4.5