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Springfield August Jobless Rate Unchanged From July, Down From Last Year

Springfield’s unemployment rate held steady in August, compared to July… even though the city added 15-hundred jobs over that one-month period.


The local jobless rate was unchanged at 4.3 percent. That rate does represent a reduction from August of 2021, when unemployment stood at 5.4 percent. Numbers from the Illinois Department of Employment Security show Springfield with more than 110,000 jobs, 36-hundred more than a year earlier.


The biggest increases came in education and health services, and leisure and hospitality.

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