Jobless rates rise in most Illinois metro areas - KMSP-TV

Jobless rates rise in most Illinois metro areas

Posted: Updated:

CHICAGO (AP) - The state Department of Employment Security says unemployment rates increased in almost all of Illinois' dozen metro areas in December.

The department reported Friday that unemployment fell only in the Chicago-Joliet-Naperville and Davenport-Moline-Rock Island areas. The Chicago rate dropped from 8.6 percent to in December 2012 to 8.2 percent last month. In the Rock Island area the jobless rate dropped to 6.8 percent.

The department blamed the ongoing slowdown in manufacturing for many job losses.

Unemployment increased the most in Danville where the rate rose from 10 percent to 12.2 percent and in Peoria where the jobless rate jumped 1 percent to 9.2 percent. Both cities rely on manufacturing.

The department said earlier this month that statewide unemployment fell to 8.6 percent.

Copyright 2014 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

Follow Us!

Share Your Photos & Video

  • Job ShopMore>>

  • 7/22 Senior Executive Assistant (Chicago)

    7/22 Senior Executive Assistant (Chicago)

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 1:00 AM EDT2014-07-22 05:00:10 GMT
    Equinix is looking to hire a full-time Executive Assistant who must be creative and enjoy working within a fast paced environment that is mission-driven, results-driven and team oriented.
    Equinix is looking to hire a full-time Executive Assistant who must be creative and enjoy working within a fast paced environment that is mission-driven, results-driven and team oriented.
  • 7/21Human Resources Associate (Morton Grove)

    7/21Human Resources Associate (Morton Grove)

    Monday, July 21 2014 1:00 AM EDT2014-07-21 05:00:22 GMT
    Integrated Merchandising Systems (IMS) is seeking a Human Resources Associate to join our Morton Grove, IL corporate headquarters location.
    Integrated Merchandising Systems (IMS) is seeking a Human Resources Associate to join our Morton Grove, IL corporate headquarters location.
  • 7/18 Talent Acquisition Coordinator (Chicago)

    7/18 Talent Acquisition Coordinator (Chicago)

    Friday, July 18 2014 1:00 AM EDT2014-07-18 05:00:10 GMT

    The Talent Acquisition Coordinator supports the company's overall recruitment strategy by working closely with job candidates, corporate recruiters, external recruitment agencies, hiring managers and other human resource professionals to faciliate and support the recruitment and hiring process.

    The Talent Acquisition Coordinator supports the company's overall recruitment strategy by working closely with job candidates, corporate recruiters, external recruitment agencies, hiring managers and other human resource professionals to faciliate and support the recruitment and hiring process.

Powered by WorldNow

KMSP-TV
11358 Viking Drive
Eden Prairie, MN 55344

Phone: (952) 944-9999
Fax: (952) 942-0455

Didn't find what you were looking for?
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Fox Television Stations, Inc. and Worldnow. All Rights Reserved.
Privacy Policy | Terms of Service | Ad Choices