Tom Austin

Unemployment in the Quad Cities continues to fall. It dropped from 4.3 per cent in August of last year to 3.9 per cent last month.

For the second month in a row, unemployment in the Quad Cities in July was the lowest of any major metropolitan area in Illinois. It was 3.7 per cent compared to 4.2 per cent in July of last year.

Not only did unemployment fall again in the Quad Cities last month, but it fell to the lowest level of any major metropolitan area in Illinois.

Unemployment in the Quad Cities fell again in April - to 3.5 per cent, from 4.1 per cent at this time a year ago.

Unemployment fell again in the Quad Cities in March. The rate dropped from 4.9 per cent a year ago to 4.2 per cent last month. 

Thanks in part to manufacturing, unemployment dropped again in the Quad Cities last month. The rate fell from 5.5 per cent a year ago, to 4.4 per cent in February.

The Quad Cities economy started the new year on an "up" note. Unemployment in January fell to 4.7 per cent from 6.1 per cent a year ago.

WVIK News

Another month, another drop in unemployment in the Quad Cities. Figures from the Illinois Department of Employment Security show the rate fell from 5.2 per cent in October of last year, to 4.1 per cent last month.

Google Data Explorer, US Bureau of Labor Statistics

Unemployment continued to fall in the Quad Cities in September. It dropped more than one full percentage point - from 5.5 per cent a year ago to 4.3 per cent last month. 

Unemployment continued to fall in the Quad Cities in August, falling from 5.3 per cent last year to 4.5 per cent last month. 

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