- Associated Press - Tuesday, December 23, 2014

The unemployment rate fell in each of Illinois’ 12 metro areas in November. It was the fifth monthly across-the-board decrease in the past six months.

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Metropolitan Area Nov. 2014 Nov. 2013

Bloomington-Normal 5.6% 7.2%

Champaign-Urbana 5.9% 8%

Chicago-Joliet-Naperville 5.7% 8.3%

Danville 8.1% 12.2%

Davenport-Moline-Rock Island 6% 6.6%

Decatur 7.9% 12.2%

Kankakee-Bradley 7.6% 10.9%

Lake-Kenosha Ill.-Wisc. 5.9% 8.1%

Peoria 6.6% 9.3%

Rockford 8.1% 11.4%

Springfield 5.9% 7.7%

St. Louis (Ill.-Section) 6.3% 8.5%

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Source: Illinois Department of Employment Security

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