- 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 AreaJuly 2015July 2014Over-the-Year Change
Bloomington4.7%6.0%-1.3
Carbondale-Marion6.0%7.3%-1.3
Champaign-Urbana5.0%6.6%-1.6
Chicago-Naperville-Arlington Heights6.1%7.4%-1.3
Danville6.7%8.8%-2.1
Davenport, Iowa/Moline-Rock Island, Ill.5.1%6.3%-1.2
Decatur7.2%8.8%-1.6
Elgin5.2%6.8%-1.6
Kankakee6.2%8.0%-1.8
Lake, Ill.-Kenosha, Wisc.4.9%6.3%-1.4
Peoria6.2%7.3%-1.1
Rockford7.1%8.4%-1.3
Springfield4.9%6.1%-1.2
St. Louis Metro East5.8%7.5%-1.7
Illinois Statewide5.9%7.3%-1.4

Source: Illinois Department of Employment Security

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