- Associated Press - Thursday, April 21, 2016

CHICAGO (AP) - A look at unemployment by metro area in Illinois in March:

Metropolitan AreaMarch 2016March 2015Over-the-Year Change
Bloomington6.0%4.6%1.4
Carbondale-Marion7.0%5.8%1.2
Champaign-Urbana5.8%4.8%1.0
Chicago-Naperville-Arlington Heights6.6%6.0%0.6
Danville8.4%6.8%1.6
Davenport, Iowa—Moline-Rock Island, Illinois6.5%5.7%0.8
Decatur7.9%6.9%1.0
Elgin6.8%6.0%0.8
Kankakee7.7%6.9%0.8
Lake, Illinois-Kenosha, Wisconsin6.5%5.8%0.7
Peoria7.7%6.2%1.5
Rockford7.7%6.8%0.9
Springfield6.0%5.2%0.8
St. Louis Metro East6.8%5.9%0.9

Source: Illinois Department of Employment Security


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