May Unemployment Rate Falls to 9.1%

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Published on June 22 2013 2:50 pm
Last Updated on July 14 2013 4:07 pm
Written by Greg Sapp

The Illinois unemployment rate fell to 9.1% in May and Illinois businesses added 11,800 private sector jobs, according to preliminary data released by the US Bureau of Labor Statistics and the Illinois Department of Employment Security.

The seasonally adjusted data nets May's job growth at 5,600 when subtracting temporary job declines as schools go on summer break.