- Associated Press - Thursday, January 30, 2014

CHICAGO (AP) - The state Department of Employment Security said Thursday that unemployment rates increased in 10 of Illinois’ 12 metro areas in December.

Metropolitan AreaDec. 2013Dec. 2012

Bloomington-Normal 7.1%6.4%

Champaign-Urbana 8.3%7.4%

Chicago-Joliet-Naperville8.2%8.6%

Danville 12.2%10.0%

Davenport-Moline-Rock Isl. 6.8%7.0%

Decatur 12.7%11.8%

Kankakee-Bradley 11.3%10.5%

Lake-Kenosha, IL-WI8.6%8.5%

Peoria9.2%8.2%

Rockford11.6%11.0%

Springfield7.6%7.3%

St. Louis (IL-Section)8.5%8.4%

Source: Illinois Department of Employment Security


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