Unemployment Falls In Several Southern Illinois Counties

Illinois’ unemployment rate was 7.9 percent for April 2014, while the country’s unemployment rate was 6.3 percent. While Illinois still has one of the highest unemployment rates in the country, the unemployment rate fell in almost every southern Illinois county.

 

County April 2014 Rank April 2013 Rank
Alexander 9.6 2 9.6 17
Franklin 9.4 3 10.8 3
Gallatin 7.3 36 9.0 30
Hamilton 6.8 50 7.3 70
Hardin 8.4 16 10.3 6
Jackson 5.6 89 6.4 93
Jefferson 6.3 72 7.4 65
Johnson 7.9 25 9.4 20
Massac 6.4 68 7.0 79
Perry 8.5 14 9.9 14
Pope 8.2 20 8.4 37
Pulaski 8.6 13 9.3 24
Randolph 6.2 76 7.2 74
Saline 7.5 32 9.3 24
Union 8.8 9 9.9 14
Washington 5.0 99 5.9 100
Williamson 6.7 55 7.7 57