The local unemployment rate fell in most metro areas last month.  11 out of 12 metro areas enjoyed a drop in the jobless rate in August, says Illinois Department of Employment Security spokesperson Greg Rivara.

Rivara comments

Only Decatur saw the unemployment rate increase over the year, coming in at 11 point four percent last month.  The biggest decreases since last year were in Chicago, Kankakee, and the Rockford area.

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