Not seasonally adjusted: U. S. 4.1% Illinois 4.7% Seasonally adjusted: U. S. 3.8% Illinois 4.3%
White County 4.8%, Hamilton 5.1%, Gallatin 5.7%, Saline 6.6%, Franklin 6.5%, Jefferson 5.5%, Wayne 6.2%, Edwards 5.3% Wabash 4.7% Richland 5.0%
Area employers advertised for 3,100 positions in February and approximately 74 percent sought full-time employment, according to Help Wanted OnLine data compiled by the Conference Board, which is a global, independent business membership and research association. Employers need more workers than the help wanted advertising indicates because some industries, such as Construction, typically do not post advertised job openings.
Non-farm employment increased by +400 over the year.
Employment gains were posted in Government (+100) and Educational & Health Services (+100). Slight increases were reported in Leisure & Hospitality, Natural Resources & Mining, Other Services, Financial Activities, Construction, Manufacturing, Information, and Wholesale Trade.
Employment in Retail Trade and Transportation, Warehousing, & Utilities declined slightly.