By Associated Press - Thursday, March 13, 2014

CHICAGO (AP) - The Illinois Department of Employment Security says unemployment dropped in 11 of Illinois’ 12 metro areas in January:

Metropolitan Area Jan. 2014 Jan. 2013

Bloomington-Normal 7.7% 7.8%

Champaign-Urbana 8.5% 9.1%

Chicago-Joliet-Naperville 8.6% 10.0%



Danville 12.5% 11.9%

Davenport-Moline-Rock Island 8.0% 8.2%

Decatur 12.9% 13.9%

Kankakee-Bradley 11.9% 12.9%

Lake-Kenosha 9.2% 10.1%

Peoria 9.8% 10.1%

Rockford 12.9% 13.0%

Springfield 8.2% 8.8%

St. Louis (Illinois’ Metro East) 9.1% 10.0%

Source: Illinois Department of Employment Security

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