Illinois Reaches 17 Consecutive Months of Job Growth in October
(AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh, File)

Illinois officials are touting the state’s job growth.  The Illinois Department of Employment Security says the state reached 17 consecutive months of job growth last month.  The unemployment rate did increase by point-one percentage points to four-point-six percent.  However, non farm payrolls increased by 36-hundred in October.