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Unemployment rose slightly in many Illinois counties throughout October.

DeWitt County saw unemployment slightly increase from 6.0% in September to 6.2 in October.

Piatt County grew slightly, going from 5.3% to 5.4%.

Macon County's unemployment also increased going from 7.9% in September to 8.2% in October.

Logan County saw unemployment go from 6.5% to 6.2%.

Unemployment in McLean County grew in October, going from 5.6% to 5.9%.

In Champaign County, employment also increased to 6.4%.

Unemployment in Sangamon County stayed grew from 5.8% to 6.1%

The highest unemployment rate was at 8.9% in Hardin County.

Brown County once again had the state's lowest unemployment rate at 3.2%.

The state's unemployment stayed steady at 6.2% in October. The national unemployment rate sits at 5.5%.

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