Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Many Areas in Illinois are seeing double-digit unemployment

According to the Chicago Tribune the state of Illinois saw unemployment rates rise in every single metro area during the month of February.

In February, the state's unemployment rate was 8.6%---With Rockford, IL having the state's highest rate (14%) followed closely by Kankakee-Bradley (12%) and Danville, IL (11%). Decatur, IL rounds out the Illinois metro areas with double-digit unemployment rates (10%).

Things are the rosiest in the Bloominton-Normal area, where the unemployment rate is 6.4 percent.

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