Illinois Department of Employment Security

As the summer began, unemployment fell in the Quad Cities. The Illinois Department of Employment Security reports the jobless rate fell from 4.2 per cent in June of last year, to 3.8 per cent last month - nearly half a percentage point.

Unemployment fell slightly in the Quad Cities last month - down one-tenth of one per cent during the past year, to 3.5 per cent in May.

There was little change in unemployment in the Quad Cities last month. The Illinois Department of Employment Security says the rate moved up just one-tenth of a per cent - from 3.8 per cent a year ago, to 3.9 per cent in April.

Unemployment rose in the Quad Cities last month. The jobless rate here rose from 4.5 per cent in March of last year, to 4.9 per cent last month, but that's actually good news.

Unemployment held steady in the Quad Cities last month, at 4.8 per cent, the same as in February of last year. 

It may not seem like it, but rising unemployment in the Quad Cities at the beginning of the new year signalled a strong economy. Unemployment here rose to 5.5 per cent in January, from 5.1 per cent a year ago.

Unemployment rose in the Quad Cities last month, but that's mostly a good sign. The rate rose from 4.1 per cent in December of last year, to 4.5 per cent last month.

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.

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.

Unemployment in the Quad Cities fell in September to 3.7 per cent, from 4.1 per cent during the same month a year ago. And it's down two-tenths of one per cent from August.

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