- Associated Press - Thursday, May 22, 2014

CHICAGO (AP) - Unemployment dropped in April in all of Illinois’ metro areas:

Metro Area April 2014 rate April 2013 rate

Bloomington-Normal 5.5% 6.0%

Champaign-Urbana 5.8% 6.8%

Chicago-Joliet-Naperville 7.4% 9.1%

Danville 8.9% 9.3%

Davenport-Moline-Rock Isl. 5.7% 6.4%

Decatur 9.1% 10.5%

Kankakee-Bradley 8.7% 10.3%

Lake-Kenosha, IL-WI 6.7% 7.9%

Peoria 7.0% 8.3%

Rockford 9.2% 10.4%

Springfield 5.7% 6.8%

St. Louis (IL-Section) 6.3% 7.6%

Source: Illinois Department of Employment Security


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