- Associated Press - Thursday, March 17, 2016

CHICAGO (AP) - Unemployment rates increased in all but one of Illinois’ metro areas in January. A look at the numbers:

Metropolitan AreaJanuary 2016January 2015Over-the-Year Change
Bloomington6.5%5.3%1.2%
Carbondale-Marion7.7%6.5%1.2%
Champaign-Urbana6.7%5.7%1.0%
Chicago-Naperville-Arlington Heights6.6%6.9%-0.3%
Danville9.1%7.7%1.4%
Davenport, Iowa-Moline-Rock Island, Illinois7.1%6.5%0.6%
Decatur8.7%7.8%0.9%
Elgin7.5%6.7%0.8%
Kankakee8.7%7.9%0.8%
Lake, Illinois-Kenosha, Wisconsin7.0%6.4%0.6%
Peoria8.6%7.2%1.4%
Rockford8.5%7.7%0.8%
Springfield6.6%5.9%0.7%
St. Louis Metro East7.4%6.8%0.6%

Source: Illinois Department of Employment Security

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