Construction Jobs Pace June Unemployment Decline

Unemployment in Illinois continues to drop, but is still higher than the national average. The June jobless rate fell one-tenth-of-a-point to seven-point-one-percent, continuing a four-month downward trend, but still trailing the national rate of six-point-one-percent. Construction employment increased in June in Illinois, but manufacturing jobs continue to decline. In all, the state added six-thousand jobs in the month of June.