Choose DuPage has released its First Quarter Economic Indicators Report.
- DuPage County’s unemployment rate was 4.0%, lower than both the State of Illinois (4.6%) and the United States (4.4%).
- The fastest growing industry in DuPage County continues to be healthcare and social assistance, employing over 77,000 people.
- The average annual wages in DuPage County was $64,287.
- Industrial vacancy rates are currently at 6.5%; office vacancy rates dropped slightly to 13.8% from 13.9% in the last quarter. Class-A office vacancy was 17.6% in Q1.
DuPage County is home to nearly 90,000 businesses that are taking advantage of the highly educated and skilled workforce. Together, these companies represent 653,705 jobs across a variety of industries.