JOBS WERE ADDED IN MORE THAN HALF OF THE STATE’S 14 METRO AREAS LAST MONTH.
The unemployment rate in Vermilion County was 6 percent, unchanged from a year ago. In Champaign County it stood at 4.7 percent, a slight change from 4.5 a year ago. In the City of Danville, the jobless rate fell. It stands at 6.9 percent, a drop from 7.7 percent last year. In the City of Champaign it is 4.7 percent, a slight increase from 4.5 in 2017. In the City of Urbana, it is 4.9 percent, almost unchanged from the 5 percent a year ago.