Financial News: Illinois Department of Employment Security reports state’s unemployment rate up slightly in March

20Apr - by Editor - 0 - In STL.News

Chicago, IL (STL.News) – Illinois’ unemployment rate is up slightly.  That’s according to the Illinois Department of Employment Security (IDES), which announced on Thursday that the unemployment rate was 4.4 percent in March, up +0.1 percentage point from the prior month, and non-farm payrolls were down -2,800 jobs over-the-month based on preliminary data provided by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) and released by IDES.  The February jobs loss was revised downward from the preliminary report (from -12,600 to -10,800 jobs).

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