Unemployment rates on the rise in Illinois

    Unemployment (MGN Online)

    Unemployment rates in all but one Illinois metro area went up in January from January of 2018.

    Both Springfield and Champaign-Urbana saw increases of almost one percent, while Decatur's rate went up by a full percentage point.

    However, Illinois' statewide unemployment rate went up by less than half a percent to 5.3 percent.

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