Not seasonally adjusted: U. S. 4.5% Illinois 5.0% Seasonally adjusted: U. S. 4.4% Illinois 4.7%
White County 4.9%, Hamilton 4.5%, Gallatin 5.8%, Saline 7.0%, Franklin 6.8%, Jefferson 5.9%, Wayne 6.4%, Edwards 4.3% Wabash 5.3% Richland 4.8%
Unemployment rates decreased over-the-year in June in all of Illinois’s metropolitan areas and all but two counties, according to data released today by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and the Illinois Dept. of Employment Security (IDES). Data also show more non-farm jobs in eleven of the metropolitan areas while one was unchanged and two reported declines.
“We gained jobs but at about half the rate than the rest of the country,” said IDES Director Jeff Mays. “Although the unemployment rates are lower compared to last year, the labor force continues to shrink in most metro areas across the state.”