Illinois' Sept. metro unemployment rates

By: The AP
By: The AP

CHICAGO (AP) -- The Illinois Department of Employment Security's September unemployment numbers for the state's 12 metro areas, compared with September 2011.

   Metro area                                              September 2012 September 2011   

   Bloomington-Normal                          6.7 7.4 

   Champaign-Urbana                             7.7  8.6  

   Chicago-Joliet-Naperville                  8.0  10.1   

   Danville                                                    10.0  10.6

   Davenport-Moline-Rock Island      6.5  7.3

   Decatur                                                    10.2  10.4

   Kankakee-Bradley                               10.5  11.8

   Lake-Kenosha                                       8.0  8.9

   Peoria                                                       7.5  8.7

   Rockford                                                  11.0  13.6  

   Springfield                                               7.3  7.9  

   St. Louis (Illinois section)                   8.2  9.4

   Source: Illinois Department of Employment Security

 

CHICAGO (AP) -- September unemployment rates were down in all of Illinois' metro areas compared to a year ago. The Davenport-Moline-Rock Island area had the lowest rate last month at 6.5 percent. Rockford's rate was still highest at 11 percent but that was more than two percent lower than in September of 2011.


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