State officials say unemployment in all 12 Illinois metro areas dropped in May, and all but three of those regions added jobs or were unchanged. The Illinois Department of Employment Security put out its monthly metro and county-level unemployment stats today.
A leading market indicator is showing strong signs of growth in the U.S. manufacturing sector. The Chicago Purchasing Managers Index, or PMI, measures national monthly growth in areas like production and new orders.
Unemployment numbers in Illinois metropolitan areas fell in September according to a report from the state's department of employment security.Unemployment fell in every metro area in the state for the first time since 2007.