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THE STATE UNEMPLOYMENT RATE ROSE SLIGHTLY LAST MONTH. 

 

THE ILLINOIS JOBLESS RATE CAME IN AT FOUR POINT THREE PERCENT IN DECEMBER…UP FROM FOUR POINT TWO IN NOVEMBER SAYS STATE DEPARTMENT OF EMPLOYMENT SECURITY SPOKESPERSON BOB GOUGH (goff).

 

 

SECTORS WITH THE MOST JOB GROWTH IN DECEMBER INCLUDE GOVERNMENT, LEISURE AND HOSPITALITY AND TRADE, TRANSPORTATION AND UTILITIES. AREAS WITH DECLINES WERE INFORMATION, CONSTRUCTION AND FINANCIAL ACTIVITIES.

 

 

THE NATIONAL UNEMPLOYMENT RATE FOR DECEMBER CAME IN AT THREE POINT NINE PERCENT.

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