Unemployment Rates Fall In Southern Illinois From Last Year

Unemployment is down in every southern Illinois county from this time last year, but many counties also saw the number rise from May.

County June 14 Rank May 14 Rank June 13 Rank
Alexander 10.7 2 9.9 1 11.7 7
Franklin 9.8 4 9.6 3 12.7 2
Gallatin 7.8 26 8.1 22 10.6  
Hamilton 6.1 83 6.8 56 8.5 72
Hardin 10.8 1 9.8 2 13.4 1
Jackson 6.9 56 6.3 76 8.7 65
Jefferson 7.0 48 6.8 56 9.1 48
Johnson 8.7 15 8.4 18 11.4 12
Massac 8.8 14 7.5 33 9.9 30
Perry 9.2 7 9.2 7 12.2 5
Pope 10.1 3 9.5 4 11.4 12
Pulaski 7.5 5 9.2 7 10.3 27
Randolph 6.9 56 6.8 56 9.1 48
Saline 8 23 7.9 26 10.8 19
Union 9.1 9 9.4 5 11.7 7
Washington 5.2 99 5.3 99 6.9 96
White 6.4 72 6.6 66 8.3 77
Williamson 7.3 40 7 45 9.0 51
Illinois 7.1   7.5   9.2