Illinois Unemployment Rate Drops in March

Illinois Unemployment Rate Drops in March

(IOCI RADIO) – The statewide unemployment rate was down last month in Illinois.

March was the 23rd month in a row that the jobless rate fell – dropping from 4.8% to 4.7%.

Illinois Department of Employment Security Director Kristin Richards said it shows continued economic recovery, particularly over the past year.

Over 18,000 jobs were added in Illinois last month. 9,700 were in the professional and business services sector.

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