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Unemployment in the Quad Cities went down in August, from 4 per cent a year ago to 3.8 per cent last month.

Unemployment held steady in the Quad Cities last month at 3.9 per cent, the same rate as in July a year ago. 

Unemployment held steady in the Quad Cities last month - at 3.7 per cent - the same as in November a year ago. But the rate rose in nearly every other major metropolitan area in Illinois.

Jeff Craver

A contruction crew continues to work on the spillway and dam in the Loud Thunder Forest Preserve. 

Unemployment rose slightly in the Quad Cities last month - up one-tenth of one per cent to 3.9 per cent. The Illinois Department of Employment Security says there were similar small increases in most of the state in October, mainly due to more people entering the job market and not due to layoffs.

Augustana College's campus is growing to serve more students and offer more classes. The college plans to expand Brodahl Hall for the new masters program in speech-language pathology. 

More construction is coming to the Mississippi River near the Rock Island Arsenal. This project will repair a guidewall, which helps towboats enter the locks.

http://www.i74riverbridge.com/traffic/webcams.aspx / I-74 Mississippi River Bridge Project website

Flooding on the Mississippi River in the Quad Cities has not stopped construction of the new I-74 bridge.

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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 Fell in June

Jul 27, 2017

Unemployment dropped sharply in the Quad Cities last month. The Illinois Department of Employment Security says it fell from 5.4 per cent a year ago, to 4.5 per cent in June - nearly one percentage point.

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