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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.

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Later this summer, more than one-hundred people who work for a plant in Camanche will have to look for new jobs. 

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 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 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.

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.

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