Unemployment rises in Morgan, Greene, falls in Cass, Scott

By Gary Scott on June 25, 2016 at 7:11am

Over-the-year county-by-county unemployment rates are in for West Central Illinois for May 2015 to May 2016.

In Morgan County, the unemployment rate went up from 4.5 percent to 4.7 percent. It increased from 5.5 to 5.8 percent in Greene County. Meanwhile, the rate decreased in Cass County from 5.3 to 5.2 percent. In Scott County, the rate declined from 5.1 to 4.9 percent.

Statewide, Illinois’s unemployment from May of 2015 to last year went from 5.7 percent down to 5.6 percent.