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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.

Illinois Department of Unemployment Security / Illinois Department of Unemployment Security

Unemployment dropped in the Quad Cities in May. The jobless rate fell to 3.5% last month, compared to 4% in May last year.

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.

Sam's Club

Sam's Club in Moline will close later this month, putting about 150 people out of work. It's one of 63 stores across the country Walmart Stores plans to close this month.

Unemployment continued to fall last month in the Quad Cities. The Illinois Department of Employment Security says our rate went from 4.8 per cent a year ago, to 3.9 per cent in November.

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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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