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Not Seasonally Adjusted Unemployment Rates

Metropolitan Area Feb. 2015 Feb. 2014 Over-the-Year Change
Bloomington 5.0% 6.8% -1.8
Carbondale-Marion 6.2% 8.6% -2.4
Champaign-Urbana 5.2% 7.4% -2.2
Chicago-Naperville-Arlington Heights 6.6% 8.8% -2.2
Danville 7.2% 10.9% -3.7
Davenport-Moline-Rock Island, IA-IL 6.0% 7.4% -1.4
Decatur 7.3% 11.1% -3.8
Elgin 6.3% 8.9% -2.6
Kankakee 7.2% 10.4% -3.2
Lake-Kenosha, IL-WI 6.0% 8.4% -2.4
Peoria 6.6% 9.1% -2.5
Rockford 7.0% 10.0% -3.0
Springfield 5.6% 7.5% -1.9
St. Louis (IL-Section) 6.3% 9.1% -2.8
Illinois Statewide 6.5% 8.8% -2.3
* Data subject to revision.

CHICAGO, IL – February was the twelfth month in a row that unemployment rates fell in every metro area in the state compared to a year ago, according to preliminary data released today by the Illinois Department of Employment Security (IDES) and the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). Rates also fell in all 102 counties for the eleventh consecutive month and the twelfth time out of the past fourteen months. Not seasonally adjusted data compares February 2015 with February 2014.

Illinois businesses added jobs in nine metros. Largest increases: Danville (+3.5 percent, +1,000), Champaign-Urbana (+2.3 percent, +2,400) and Chicago-Naperville-Arlington Heights Metro Division (+1.7 percent, +58,200). Decreases: Carbondale-Marion (-0.7 percent, -400), Bloomington (-0.5 percent, -500) and Peoria (-0.5 percent,
-900). The industry sectors recording job growth in the majority of metros were Retail Trade (10 of 14), Government (9 of 14), Mining and Construction (8 of 14), Transportation, Warehousing and Public Utilities (8 of 14) and Education and Health Services (8 of 14).

“More Illinoisans are finding work as unemployment rates continue falling across the state. However, over-the-year, nearly 85 percent of the state’s job growth occurred in the northeastern part of the state. This regional job growth has masked losses in Peoria, Bloomington, Carbondale-Marion and the Quad Cities.” IDES Director Jeff Mays said. “Job growth needs to occur in all areas for a successful recovery.”

The not seasonally adjusted Illinois rate was 6.5 percent in February 2015 and stood at 12.2 percent at its peak in this economic cycle in January 2010. Nationally, the not seasonally adjusted unemployment rate was 5.8 percent in February 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.

Total Nonfarm Jobs (Not Seasonally Adjusted) – February 2015

Metropolitan Area February
2015*
February
2014**
Over-the-Year Change
Bloomington MSA 94,200 94,700 -500
Carbondale-Marion MSA 53,600 54,000 -400
Champaign-Urbana MSA 108,500 106,100 2,400
Chicago-Naperville-Arlington Heights Metro Div. 3,549,200 3,491,000 58,200
Danville MSA 29,400 28,400 1,000
Davenport-Moline-Rock Island IA-IL MSA 179,200 179,600 -400
Decatur MSA 49,700 49,800 -100
Elgin Metro Division 245,400 241,600 3,800
Kankakee MSA 44,100 43,500 600
Lake County-Kenosha County IL-WI Metro Div. 389,400 385,800 3,600
Peoria MSA 174,000 174,900 -900
Rockford MSA 148,900 146,500 2,400
Springfield MSA 110,000 108,600 1,400
Illinois Section of St. Louis MSA 225,900 225,100 800
Illinois Statewide 5,809,400 5,732,100 77,300
*Preliminary    **Revised

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Not Seasonally Adjusted Unemployment Rates
(percent) for Local Counties and Areas

Labor Market Area Feb. 15 Feb. 14 Over-the-Year Change
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin IL-IN-WI MSA 6.7% 8.8% -2.1
Chicago-Naperville-Arlington Heights, IL Metro Division
Cook County 6.8% 9.1% -2.3
DuPage County 5.3% 7.0% -1.7
Grundy County 8.5% 11.6% -3.1
Kendall County 6.0% 8.1% -2.1
McHenry County 6.4% 8.4% -2.0
Will County 7.1% 9.5% -2.4
Elgin, IL Metro Division
DeKalb County 5.9% 8.4% -2.5
Kane County 6.3% 9.0% -2.7
Lake & Kenosha Counties, IL-WI Metro Division
Lake County 6.0% 8.6% -2.6
Cities (with total population of at least 100,000) *
Aurora City 6.2% 8.7% -2.5
Chicago City 7.1% 9.3% -2.2
Elgin City 8.7% 11.7% -3.0
Joliet City 9.0% 11.7% -2.7
Naperville City 4.9% 6.3% -1.4

* Unemployment rates for cities with total population of 25,000 or more can be found at www.ides.illinois.gov/LMI/Pages/Current_Monthly_Unemployment_Rates.aspx

Lake & Kenosha Counties, IL-WI Metro Division

The not seasonally adjusted unemployment rate decreased to 6.0 percent in February 2015 from 8.4 percent in February 2014. The last time the February rate was equal to or lower was in 2007 when it was 5.4 percent. For the month of February 2015, the estimated number of unemployed people in the labor force was 26,700.

Total nonfarm employment increased +3,600 compared to February 2015. Retail Trade (+1,600), Construction (+1,400) and Manufacturing (+1,100) reported the largest payroll gains. The Professional-Business Services (-1,900) sector recorded the largest employment decline compared to one year ago.


Chicago-Naperville-Arlington Heights, IL Metro Division

The not seasonally adjusted unemployment rate decreased to 6.6 percent in February 2015 from 8.8 percent in February 2014. The last time the February rate was equal to or lower was in 2008 when it was 5.7 percent. For the month of February 2015, the estimated number of unemployed people in the labor force was 249,700.

Total nonfarm employment increased +58,200 compared to February 2014. Professional-Business Services (+18,800), Educational-Health Services (+11,800), and Retail Trade (+10,300) reported the largest payroll gains. Manufacturing (-3,000) and Wholesale Trade (-2,500) sectors recorded the largest employment declines compared to one year ago.

Elgin, IL Metro Division

The not seasonally adjusted unemployment rate decreased to 6.3 percent in February 2015 from 8.9 percent in February 2014. The last time the February rate was equal to or lower was in 2008 when it was 5.7 percent. For the month of February 2015, the estimated number of unemployed people in the labor force was 19,500.

Total nonfarm employment increased +3,800 compared to February 2014. Construction (+1,500), Leisure-Hospitality (+1,400), Government (+1,300) Wholesale Trade (+900), and Manufacturing reported the largest payroll gains. The Professional-Business Services (-2,400) sector recorded the largest employment decline compared to one year ago.


Note:

  • Monthly 2014 unemployment rates and total non-farm jobs for Illinois metro areas were revised in February 2015, as required by the U.S. Dept. of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). Comments and tables distributed for prior metro area news releases should be discarded as any records or historical analysis previously cited may no longer be valid.
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