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Illinois Cities See Drop in Unemployment, Rise in Jobs

September 28, 2018 - 10:35 am

ST. LOUIS (KMOX) - The Metro East added 1100 jobs over the past year and most other Illinois metro areas saw similar results.

Thirteen out of 14 metro areas saw their unemployment rates decline while just one, Champaign Urbana, saw no rate change over the year, even though that region added 1700 jobs. Illinois Department of Employment Security spokesman Bob Gough says jobs were added statewide.

Metro East added 1100 jobs over the past year. A lot of gains statewide were seen in mining and construction, manufacturing and transportation.