ROCKFORD, Ill. (WIFR) Jobs are up and unemployment is down across Illinois.
The state's unemployment rate is currently 4.9%. The state gained 3,400 jobs last month. So far this year, Illinois has gained an average of nearly 2,000 jobs each month.
“Month-to-month changes sometimes obscure important trends,” says IDES Director Jeff Mays. “Illinois’ unemployment rate remained at 5.0 percent or lower for eight months – the last time that happened was in mid-2007.”