Unemployment drops as more jobs open

Kansas unemployment recovery 5th best in the United States in recent WalletHub study.
Kansas unemployment recovery 5th best in the United States in recent WalletHub study.(MGN)
Published: Nov. 23, 2022 at 2:31 PM CST
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SPRINGFIELD (25 News Now) - This October all 14 Illinois metropolitan areas saw an increase in jobs according to data released by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) and the Illinois Department of Employment Security (IDES).

For 12 of the 14 areas, the unemployment rate decreased and only increased in one area.

“Job growth in every corner of the state has remained consistently strong for more than a year and a half” said Deputy Governor Andy Manar. “Employers and jobseekers alike are encouraged to take advantage of the employment services IDES has to offer to participate in the expanding labor market.”

Rockford, Davenport-Moline-Rock Island and the Chicago Metro Division all had the largest over-the-year percentage increases.