Springfield Continues To Have Best Unemployment Rate In The State

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Springfield is continuing its streak with the best unemployment rate in the state.

The August jobless rate was 4.6%… down from 5.1% a year ago. Springfield is one of only two Illinois communities that are below five-percent unemployment.

The rate fell even though Springfield only added 900 jobs from last year to now. State officials say downstate job growth remains anemic and shows the need for action to bolster the state economy.