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ILLINOIS DEPARTMENT OF EMPLOYMENT SECURITY: Most Metro Areas Continue Adding Jobs

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By Press release submission | Jan 25, 2019

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Illinois Department of Employment Security issued the following announcement on Jan. 25.

Unemployment rates increased over-the-year in December in thirteen of Illinois's metropolitan areas, and decreased in one, 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 nonfarm jobs increased in twelve of the metropolitan areas.

Not Seasonally Adjusted Unemployment Rates

Metropolitan Area

Dec. 2018

Dec. 2017

Over-the-Year Change

Bloomington

4.5%

3.6%

0.9

Carbondale-Marion

5.2%

4.3%

0.9

Champaign-Urbana

4.4%

3.7%

0.7

Chicago-Naperville-Arlington Heights

3.6%

4.9%

-1.3

Danville

6.4%

5.7%

0.7

 

 

 

 

Davenport-Moline-Rock Island, IA-IL

4.5%

4.1%

0.4

Decatur

6.2%

5.1%

1.1

Elgin

5.7%

4.4%

1.3

Kankakee

5.9%

5.0%

0.9

Lake-Kenosha, IL-WI

4.9%

4.0%

0.9

Peoria

5.7%

4.8%

0.9

Rockford

6.3%

4.9%

1.4

Springfield

5.0%

3.9%

1.1

St. Louis (IL-Section)

4.9%

4.1%

0.8

Illinois Statewide

4.4%

4.7%

-0.3

     * Data subject to revision.

"The new administration is committed to growing the economy and creating good jobs in regions across the state," said Deputy Governor Dan Hynes. "Governor Prizker has taken action in his first weeks in office to support working families and help prepare workers for employment in growing industries. Our top priority is getting the state's economy back on track and the governor looks forward to continuing to work with business leaders and workers to build a thriving state."

Illinois businesses added jobs in twelve metro areas, with the largest percentage increases in: Kankakee (+5.0 percent, +2,400), Lake-Kenosha (+2.3 percent, +9,700), Davenport-Moline-Rock Island (+1.2 percent, +2,200), and Chicago-Naperville-Arlington Heights (+1.1 percent, +41,500). The Springfield MSA saw a decrease over-the-year (-0.4 percent, -400).

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

Not seasonally adjusted data compares December 2018 with December 2017. The not seasonally adjusted Illinois rate was 4.4 percent in December 2018 and stood at 12.2 percent at its peak in this economic cycle in January 2010. Nationally, the not seasonally adjusted unemployment rate was 3.7 percent in December 2018 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.

Total Nonfarm Jobs (Not Seasonally Adjusted) - December 2018

Metropolitan Area

December

2018*

December

2017**

Over-the-Year Change

Bloomington MSA

94,100

94,100

0

Carbondale-Marion MSA

57,700

57,600

100

Champaign-Urbana MSA

113,400

112,500

900

Chicago-Naperville-Arlington Heights Metro Division

3,817,800

3,776,300

41,500

Danville MSA

28,400

28,300

100

Davenport-Moline-Rock Island MSA

189,300

187,100

2,200

Decatur MSA

52,000

51,500

500

Elgin Metro Division

263,200

260,900

2,300

Kankakee MSA

50,400

48,000

2,400

Lake-County-Kenosha County Metro Division

426,200

416,500

9,700

Peoria MSA

172,600

172,200

400

Rockford MSA

153,900

153,000

900

Springfield MSA

112,500

112,900

-400

Illinois Section of St. Louis MSA

242,600

241,300

1,300

Illinois Statewide

6,189,400

6,117,400

72,000

                *Preliminary    **Revised

 

 

 

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