- Associated Press - Thursday, July 24, 2014

CHICAGO (AP) - Unemployment dropped in all 12 Illinois metro areas in June, a third consecutive month of decreases across the state:

Area June 2014 June 2013

Bloomington-Normal 6.4% 7.9%

Champaign-Urbana 6.9% 9.0%

Chicago-Joliet-Naperville 7.1% 10.1%

Danville 9.3% 11.6%

Davenport-Moline-Rock Isl. 6.2% 7.0%

Decatur 9.2% 12.5%

Kankakee-Bradley 8.6% 11.3%

Lake-Kenosha, IL-WI 6.7% 8.4%

Peoria 7.3% 9.2%

Rockford 8.9% 11.4%

Springfield 6.1% 7.9%

St. Louis (Illinois section) 7.0% 8.5%

Source: Illinois Department of Employment Security


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