Unemployment Down, Jobs Up in Illinois Metro Areas

Unemployment Down, Jobs Up in Illinois Metro Areas

(IOCI RADIO) – The unemployment rate was down and jobs were up in most Illinois metropolitan areas last month.

All 14 metro areas saw an over-the-year decrease in the jobless rate, indicating continued recovery, Illinois Department of Employment Security Director Kristin Richards said. There was job growth as well.

Industries with the most job gains from last year include leisure and hospitality, manufacturing, and other services.

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