- Associated Press - Thursday, August 27, 2015

CHICAGO (AP) - The Illinois Department of Employment Security said Thursday that the unemployment rate fell in all Illinois metro areas in July. A look at those rates:

Metropolitan Area July 2015 July 2014 Over-the-Year Change
Bloomington 4.7% 6.0% -1.3
Carbondale-Marion 6.0% 7.3% -1.3
Champaign-Urbana 5.0% 6.6% -1.6
Chicago-Naperville-Arlington Heights 6.1% 7.4% -1.3
Danville 6.7% 8.8% -2.1
Davenport, Iowa/Moline-Rock Island, Ill. 5.1% 6.3% -1.2
Decatur 7.2% 8.8% -1.6
Elgin 5.2% 6.8% -1.6
Kankakee 6.2% 8.0% -1.8
Lake, Ill.-Kenosha, Wisc. 4.9% 6.3% -1.4
Peoria 6.2% 7.3% -1.1
Rockford 7.1% 8.4% -1.3
Springfield 4.9% 6.1% -1.2
St. Louis Metro East 5.8% 7.5% -1.7
Illinois Statewide 5.9% 7.3% -1.4

Source: Illinois Department of Employment Security

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