Jobless Rates Up In November For C-U, Decatur, and Danville
by The Associated Press, with additional reporting from Illinois Public Media
The Illinois Department of Employment Security said the jobless rate rose in nearly all of the state's metro areas during November, including most of East Central Illinois.
Danville's metro area was particularly hard-hit with unemployment rising to 11.7 percent this November compared with 9.4 percent last November.
Decatur saw it rise from 10.1 percent to 12.2 percent this year. And Champaign-Urbana’s unemployment rate went from 7.1 to 7.9 percent in the past year. The two cities did add 1,000 jobs over the past year, while Danville added 100 since last November.
Bloomington-Normal's unemployment rate increased from 6.1 percent to 7.0 percent in the past year.
The department said Friday that rates increased in eleven metro areas, falling in only the Chicago-Joliet-Naperville metro to 8.1 percent