Chicago Adds +69,800 Jobs; Payrolls up in Champaign
CHICAGO, IL â€“ July local unemployment rates fell in seven of 12 metro areas, according to preliminary data released by the Illinois Department of Employment Security (IDES). Not seasonally adjusted data compares July 2013 to July 2012. Largest decreases: Metro East (â€‘1.0 point to 8.6 percent), Lake County (-0.4 to 8.4 percent) and Rockford (â€‘0.3 to 11.4 percent). Largest increases: Decatur (+1.9 points to 13.2 percent), Peoria (+1.4 to 9.4 percent), Danville (+1.2 to 11.8 percent) and Chicago-Joliet-Naperville (+0.3 to 9.7 percent).
Jobs increased in four metros and declined in eight. Largest increases: Champaign-Urbana (+2.4 percent, +2,400), Chicago-Joliet-Naperville (+1.9 percent, +69,800), and Kankakee-Bradley (+0.5 percent, +200). Industry sectors increasing in the most metros: Leisure and Hospitality (eight of 12) and Educational and Health Services (seven of 12).
â€œChicago and suburban job growth are drawing more people to look for work. Weaker manufacturing touched Downstate,â€ IDES Director Jay Rowell said.
Not seasonally adjusted data compares the current month to the same month of the previous year. The July 2013 not seasonally adjusted Illinois rate was 9.6 percent and 12.2 percent at its peak in this economic cycle in January 2010. Nationally, the unemployment rate was 7.7 percent in July and 10.6 percent in January 2010 at its peak. The unemployment rate identifies those who are out of work and looking for work and is not tied to collecting unemployment insurance benefits. Historically, the state unemployment rate is higher than the national rate.
Not Seasonally Adjusted Unemployment Rates
|St. Louis (IL-Section)||8.6%||9.6%|
|* Data subject to revision.||Â||Â|
|Chicago-Joliet-Naperville Metro Div.||3,799,000||3,729,200||69,800|
|Davenport-Moline-Rock Island MSA||185,900||185,600||300|
|Lake County-Kenosha County Metro Div.||392,400||392,700||-300|
|Illinois Section of St. Louis MSA||227,900||230,200||-2,300|
|Â Total Non-farm Jobs (Not Seasonally Adjusted) â€“ July 2013||Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â *PreliminaryÂ Â Â **Revised|