Not seasonally adjusted: U. S. 3.9% Illinois 4.7% Seasonally adjusted: U. S. 4.1% Illinois 4.9%
White County 4.5%, Hamilton 3.9%, Gallatin 5.2%, Saline 6.4%, Franklin 6.2%, Jefferson 5.3%, Wayne 5.3%, Edwards 4.3% Wabash 4.7% Richland 4.5%
Employment gains were reported in fall 2017 in Transportation and Health-Services in Southern Illinois. Retail Trade businesses and Eating and Drinking Places hired temporary and additional workers for the busy Holiday Season. Payrolls in Construction began to decline with seasonal layoffs. Over the year, employment advances were reported in Wholesale Trade, Retail Trade, and Health Services. Workforce increases also occurred in Leisure-Hospitality and Professional-Business Services. Payroll losses occurred in Mining, Financial Activities, and Government during the past year.