|Unemployment Falls, Improvements in Area|
New figures show unemployment rates improved last month across East Central Illinois.
Kankakee County leads the state with an unemployment rate of 12.9 percent. Despite that number, Kankakee County’ rate is below the 13.7% in February of 2011.
Rockford’s rate, usually the highest, is showing improvement. Rockford’s rate dropped from 14.1 in February of 2011 to 12.8 last month. McLean County has Illinois’ lowest unemployment are at 7.5%.
Vermilion County’s February unemployment rate of 11.1 percent was down a half-percent from January’s 11.6 percent rate. In Danville, the unemployment rate fell from 11.4 to 10.7 percent.
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