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Unemployment Rate Down in All Metro Areas - Jobs up in Eleven Metros

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7/25/19 – Unemployment rates decreased over-the-year in June in all fourteen Illinois metropolitan areas, according to preliminary data released today by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) and the Illinois Department of Employment Security (IDES). Data also show the number of nonfarm jobs increased in eleven Illinois metropolitan areas and decreased in three.

“Job growth is reaching all corners of Illinois and this administration is acting boldly to build upon that momentum,” said Deputy Governor Dan Hynes. “On the strength of a bipartisan budget and capital bill, Illinois is once again investing in its roads, bridges, and universities to create an economy that supports working families.”

Illinois businesses added jobs in eleven metro areas, with the largest percentage increases in: Carbondale-Marion (+2.9%, +1,600), Lake-Kenosha (+2.6%, +11,200), and Peoria (+2.3%, +4,000). The Chicago-Naperville-Arlington Heights metro division was up (+63,500 or +1.7%). The metro areas showing over-the-year decreases in total nonfarm jobs were Danville (-1.1%, -300), the Illinois section of St. Louis MSA (-0.7%, -1,600), and Kankakee (-0.2%, -100).

The industry sectors recording job growth in the majority of metro areas included Professional and Business Services (11 of 14), Leisure and Hospitality (10 of 14), Mining and Construction (9 of 14), Manufacturing (8 of 14), Education and Health Services (8 of 14), and Government (8 of 14).

Not seasonally adjusted data compares June 2019 with June 2018. The not seasonally adjusted Illinois rate was 4.0 percent in June 2019 and stood at 12.2 percent at its peak in this economic cycle in January 2010. Nationally, the not seasonally adjusted unemployment rate was 3.8 percent in June 2019 and 10.6 percent in January 2010 at its peak. The unemployment rate identifies those who are out of work and looking for work and is not tied to collecting unemployment insurance benefits.

Not Seasonally Adjusted Unemployment Rates

Metropolitan Area

June 2019

June

2018

Over-the-Year Change

Bloomington

3.7%

4.7%

-1.0

Carbondale-Marion

4.0%

5.4%

-1.4

Champaign-Urbana

3.8%

5.0%

-1.2

Chicago-Naperville-Arlington Heights

4.1%

4.4%

-0.3

Danville

4.7%

6.4%

-1.7

Davenport-Moline-Rock Island, IA-IL

3.8%

4.2%

-0.4

Decatur

5.0%

6.0%

-1.0

Elgin

3.8%

4.9%

-1.1

Kankakee

4.3%

5.4%

-1.1

Lake-Kenosha, IL-WI

3.6%

4.4%

-0.8

Peoria

4.1%

5.3%

-1.2

Rockford

5.3%

5.5%

-0.2

Springfield

3.6%

4.5%

-0.9

St. Louis (IL-Section)

3.9%

5.0%

-1.1

Illinois Statewide

4.0%

4.7%

-0.7

     * Data subject to revision.



























Total Nonfarm Jobs (Not Seasonally Adjusted) – June 2019

Metropolitan Area

June

2019*

June

2018**

Over-the-Year Change

Bloomington MSA

91,000

90,500

500

Carbondale-Marion MSA

57,000

55,400

1,600

Champaign-Urbana MSA

109,300

107,200

2,100

Chicago-Naperville-Arlington Heights Metro Division

3,881,500

3,818,000

63,500

Danville MSA

27,600

27,900

-300

Davenport-Moline-Rock Island MSA

191,500

188,700

2,800

Decatur MSA

52,700

52,100

600

Elgin Metro Division

270,500

264,800

5,700

Kankakee MSA

46,300

46,400

-100

Lake-County-Kenosha County Metro Division

441,800

430,600

11,200

Peoria MSA

179,500

175,500

4,000

Rockford MSA

155,600

154,800

800

Springfield MSA

116,700

115,100

1,600

Illinois Section of St. Louis MSA

240,300

241,900

-1,600

Illinois Statewide

6,265,800

6,171,100

94,700

                *Preliminary    **Revised