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Unemployment rates for May, 2017

Not seasonally adjusted:  U. S. 4.1%  Illinois 4.3%  Seasonally adjusted: U. S. 4.3% Illinois 4.6%

White County 4.5%,  Hamilton 4.6%, Gallatin  5.5%, Saline 6.5%, Franklin 6.2%, Jefferson 5.0%, Wayne 5.9%, Edwards 3.9% Wabash 4.9% Richland 4.4%

“While the job gains in the northeastern corner of the state show some signs of recovery, the rate of job growth remains well below the national average,” said IDES Director Jeff Mays. “There are pockets of modest job growth Downstate, but we’ve yet to see any sustainable trends.”