Illinois Unemployment Down, But Still Above 11 Percent

Illinois’ unemployment rate fell last month, but the state is still short by a half-million jobs compared to this time last year. The latest numbers from the Illinois Department of Employment Security show the state’s jobless rate fell to just over 11-percent last month. That’s good news. But there is also bad news. The numbers show Illinois has lost 500-thousand jobs since July of 2019.