Despite job growth, Illinois' unemployment rate rises

"The last time the unemployment rate was as low as 4.8 percent in June was in June 2006 when the rate was 4.7 percent", says Cara Welch with the state Employment Development Department or EDD. Ambulatory health care services lost 1,000 jobs, the EDD reported.

June's statewide unemployment rate now stands at 3.2%, which is up one-tenth from May.

U.S. Labor Secretary Alexander Acosta, in Denver Friday to address the American Legislative Exchange Council, said employers are struggling to fill 6 million open jobs, and emphasized worker training programs. Unemployment now is at the lowest level in the commonwealth since April 2008.

Virginia's unemployment rate dipped to 3.7 percent in June.


According to the survey of households, Weld's June rate is 2.5 percent, which is two percentage points higher than it was in May, when it was 2.3 percent.

The bureau of labor statistics estimates the number of unemployed people in the IL workforce increased by 1.2 percent last month.

Gedney, however, questioned the construction employment estimates for June, saying he didn't think those moved lower.

Over the past year, the largest increases were seen for specialty construction contractors, 4,100 jobs; local government education, 3,500; and ambulatory health care services, 2,500.


Illinois' unemployment rate is still three-tenths of a percentage point behind the national average.

Leisure and hospitality hiring was especially strong in June, accounting for 23,400 of the 33,800 jobs added in June on a seasonally unadjusted basis.

"Right now, the over-the-year growth isn't negative", he said. Other elevated rates were 6.7 percent in Imperial Beach and 6.3 percent within El Cajon's city limits.



Popular
  • No New Manchester United Bid For Ivan Perisic As Tour Clock Ticks

    No New Manchester United Bid For Ivan Perisic As Tour Clock Ticks

    The fact that Inter also signed a winger in Keita Balde seemed to pave the path for Perisic's exit. Manchester United are keen to sign Croatia worldwide Ivan Perisic from Inter Milan this window.
    15th stage of the Tour de France: Mollema victor  in solitaire

    15th stage of the Tour de France: Mollema victor in solitaire

    I need things to go my way, I need people not to get in lucky breakaways and this little bug I've got can't develop into anything. After he switched wheels, he relied on his teammates in what he called an "extremely stressful" moment.
    Texas veteran's dying wish is for you to give him a call

    Texas veteran's dying wish is for you to give him a call

    Ernestine thanks every single person who has taken a moment to contact Lee, saying that the phone hasn't stopped ringing. She described him as a "fighter" who has "beaten the odds and his strong will keeps him going". "It really lifts him up".
  • Errant US bombing kills 12 Afghan security forces

    Errant US bombing kills 12 Afghan security forces

    Safi further told The Associated Press that the dead were police officers who were operating with the army in the area. In the statement, the US offered its condolences to the families of the security forces who were killed.
    Ford Adds 2018 F-150 Police Responder Pickup to Truck Lineup

    Ford Adds 2018 F-150 Police Responder Pickup to Truck Lineup

    The truck has a versatile 5-1/2′ box for cargo and a Class IV trailer hitch is standard, with a Trailer Tow Package available. The back seats and floor are covered in heavy-duty vinyl so that nasty messes can be cleaned up easily.
    US, China Talks Seen Offering Small-scale Market Access Deals

    US, China Talks Seen Offering Small-scale Market Access Deals

    Just before the CED, there were reports that the USA could further block imports of Chinese steel and aluminum due to China's act of "dumping".
  • West Ham United confirm Javier Hernandez agreement

    With Andy Carroll continually injured, the Hammers have been in desperate need of a regular goal scorer for a number of seasons. Hernandez will undergo a medical on Monday and if all goes well will be unveiled as a Hammers player the following day.
    BJP parliamentary board to decide vice-presidential candidate

    BJP parliamentary board to decide vice-presidential candidate

    Union Minister Venkaiah Naidu , tipped as among the frontrunners for the post as NDA candidate, today rejected the reports. Congress President Sonia Gandhi and Vice-President Rahul Gandhi cast their votes for the Presidential election on Monday.
    Trump Suggests Fired FBI Director Broke the Law by Releasing Memos

    Trump Suggests Fired FBI Director Broke the Law by Releasing Memos

    The revelation that four of them contained classified information could further fuel that investigation. Jason Chaffetz, R-Utah, who said Comey's handling of his memos "raised a lot of eyebrows".
  • Elon Musk says successful maiden flight for Falcon Heavy unlikely

    Elon Musk says successful maiden flight for Falcon Heavy unlikely

    USA Today reports that a White House spokesman for the Trump Administration recalls the conversations with Musk as "promising". Instead of a three hour drive you could get to Pittsburgh in just 10-15 minutes.
    In Paris, Trump Defends Son's Meeting With Russian Lawyer

    In Paris, Trump Defends Son's Meeting With Russian Lawyer

    The two leaders shared a passionate and lengthy handshake at the end of President Trump's two-day state visit to France . Trump said "it was a great honor" in an early-morning tweet.
    Russian court sentences man convicted of killing Putin critic Nemtsov

    Russian court sentences man convicted of killing Putin critic Nemtsov

    Vadim Prokhorov, a lawyer for Nemtsov's daughter, denounced the conviction as a cover-up when the men were found guilty in June. Friends and family of the murdered politician said that they were unhappy that the judge had not imposed harsher punishments.

CONNECT