Illinois Metro Areas See Jobless Declines

September 26, 2014


(Springfield, IL)  --  For the fifth consecutive month in August, unemployment is down in all of Illinois 12 metro areas.  In the Chicago-Joliet-Naperville area, the jobless rate stands at six-point-two-percent, down nearly three-points from a year ago.  Rockford's rate dropped to nine-point-four-percent, down two-points from last year, while Danville's rate is now nine-point-seven-percent, down from 12-point-two-percent in August 2013.  In Peoria, the rate for August of 2014 is 7.7-percent, down from 9.4-percent in August of 2013.  While in the Davenport, Moline and Rock Island area, the unemployment rate is at 6.2-percent for August of this year.  In August of last year it was at 6.7-percent.

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