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Illinois' unemployment drops in all metro areas

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By Associated Press

The Illinois Department of Employment Security says there's good news in Illinois' latest unemployment figures.

For September, the unemployment rates are down in all of Illinois' metro areas compared to last year.

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The figures released Thursday show that the Davenport-Moline-Rock Island area logged the lowest rate last month at 6.5 percent. That was down from 7.3 percent in September 2011.

Rockford remains the Illinois metro area with the highest unemployment rate, but it dropped from 13.6 percent in September 2011 to 11 percent last month.

Employment Security Director Jay Rowell says the improved metro unemployment rates show that Illinois has made progress but more needs to be done.

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