All of the Illinois metro areas saw a drop in unemployment last month. The jobless rate fell from year ago levels in all 12 metro areas in December. Some areas, like Champaign / Urbana and Chicago & the suburbs are enjoying a little quicker recovery than others.
Illinois Department of Employment Security Spokesman Evalina Loescher:
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This was also the second month in a row that the unemployment rate dropped in all 102 counties.