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THE UNEMPLOYMENT RATE FELL IN 13 OUT OF 14 ILLINOIS METRO AREAS IN OCTOBER. 
 
THE ONLY AREA THAT DIDN’T SEE A DECREASE IN THE JOBLESS RATE COMPARED TO ONE YEAR AGO IS CHICAGO AND NEARBY SUBURBS LIKE ARLINGTON HEIGHTS AND NAPERVILLE.
 
STATE DEPARTMENT OF EMPLOYMENT SECURITY SPOKESPERSON BOB GOUGH SAYS THERE WAS AN INCREASE JOBS FROM OCTOBER OF 2015 TO OCTOBER OF 2016.
 
THE AREA THAT SAW AN INCREASE IN THE JOBLESS RATE COMPARED TO ONE YEAR AGO WAS CHICAGO SAYS STATE DEPARTMENT OF EMPLOYMENT SECURITY SPOKESPERSON BOB GOUGH.
 
GOUGH SAYS NEARLY 31 THOUSAND JOBS WERE ADDED OVER THE YEAR. THE MOST JOB GROWTH WAS IN RETAIL TRADE, EDUCATION AND HEALTH SERVICES, LEISURE AND HOSPITALITY AND GOVERNMENT SECTORS. 12 AREAS SAW A LOSS IN MANUFACTURING JOBS.
 
 
 

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