Ill. at Lowest Unemployment Rate Since 2007

BELLEVILLE, ILL. (KMOX) – The Illinois Department of Employment Security says the state’s unemployment rate fell below six-percent in February.

The drop to 5.4 percent leaves Illinois’ jobless rate at its lowest point since late 2007.

25,600 “non-farm” jobs were added to state’s economy last month.

Last month’s biggest gains were made in the government, construction and education and health service sectors. Trade and transportation saw the largest decline.

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