|Chicago, Six Other Metros Add More Than 60,000 Jobs in November|
|News Releases - Business, Economy & Finance|
|Written by Greg Rivara|
|Monday, 30 December 2013 08:33|
Temporary Layoffs Push Up Rate Outside Suburban Chicago
CHICAGO – The November unemployment rate in the Chicago Joliet Naperville Metro Division fell .02 to reach 8.1 percent while temporary layoffs pushed rates higher elsewhere, according to preliminary data released today by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) and the Illinois Department of Employment Security (IDES). Not seasonally adjusted data compares November 2013 to November 2012.
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville (+1.5 percent, +55,300),
Lake-Kenosha (+1.2 percent, +4,700),
Champaign-Urbana (+0.9 percent, +1,000).
Decatur (-3.0 percent, -1,600),
Peoria (-1.7 percent, -3,100), and
Bloomington-Normal (-1.0 percent, -900).
Much of these decreases are connected to a temporary slowdown in global manufacturing demand. Industry sectors recording job growth in the most metros: Education and Health Services (11 of 12), Leisure and Hospitality (eight of 12), and Other Services (seven of 12).
Davenport-Rock Island-Moline IL-IA MSA
Declines were posted in Government (-1,500) and Manufacturing (-500) compared to November 2012. Illinois has added +281,400 private sector jobs since January 2010 when job growth returned to Illinois following nearly two years of monthly declines. State data is seasonally adjusted. Since January 2010, leading growth sectors in Illinois are Professional and Business Services (+116,400); Educational and Health Services (+61,000) and Trade, Transportation and Utilities (+58,700). Government has lost the most jobs since January 2010, down -28,600. The unemployment rate identifies those who are out of work and seeking employment. A person who exhausts benefits, or is ineligible, still will be reflected in the unemployment rate if they actively seek work. The IDES supports economic stability by administering unemployment benefits, collecting business contributions to fund those benefits, connecting employers with qualified job seekers, and providing economic information to assist career planning and economic development.
• Monthly 2012 unemployment rates and total non-farm jobs for Illinois metro areas were revised in February 2013, as required by the U.S. Dept. of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). Comments and tables distributed for prior metro area news releases should be discarded as any records or historical analysis previously cited may no longer be valid.
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