[share] The region continues to see a positive trend for unemployment with rates falling throughout Western Illinois in April. Adams County is ranked 2nd lowest in the state at 6.0% which is 1.4% lower than a year ago. Quincy is 1.5 percentage points lower than a year ago standing at 6.6%.
Unemployment Continues to Fall in April
Unemployment Rates Continue to Fall in March
[share] The region continues to see a positive trend for unemployment with rates falling throughout Western Illinois in March.
Adams County is tied for 3rd lowest unemployment rate in the state at 6.9% which is a full 1.7% lower than a year ago. Quincy is 2 full percentage points lower than a year ago standing at 7.4%.
View the unemployment rate numbers around the state of Illinois for yourself at the IDES Local Area Unemployment Statistics website.
February 2011 Unemployment: Adams 3rd Lowest in State
Adams County continues to be among the lowest in the state when it comes unemployment numbers. February 2011 unemployment for the county was 7.3%. That’s down 1.9% from a year ago and makes Adams County the 3rd lowest county in the state behind Brown County (5.0%) and DuPage County (7.1%).
The City of Quincy was at 7.8% for the month of February, down 2.0% from a year ago.
See and compare the numbers for yourself at the IDES Local Area Unemployment Statistics website.
Adams County Ranks 2nd for Lowest Unemployment in Illinois
[share] Adams County, Illinois unemployment stands at 7.2% for January. That’s a full 2 percentage-point drop from January 2010. Adams County currently ranks 2nd lowest in unemployment out of 102 counties in the state. Unemployment in Quincy dropped 2.2% from a year ago and now stands at 7.6%.
In an article in the Quincy Herald-Whig, GREDF president Jim Mentesti said the labor force has grown in the past year in Quincy and Adams County.
“Usually when the labor force grows, it can move your unemployment rate up too but the reverse has been true locally,” Mentesti said.
He has seen “numbers moving in the right direction” at a time of year when unemployment can spike in communities with a lot of retailers who might downsize after the Christmas shopping season.
The Quincy micropolitan statistical area had the state’s lowest 2010 annual average unemployment rate for larger job markets — at 7.5 percent.
More Good News: Adams County Unemployment
[share] Adams County unemployment fell again in December to 6.3%. That’s the lowest it’s been since April 2009. Adams County currently ranks 3rd lowest in unemployment out of 102 counties in the state. Unemployment in Quincy dropped 0.7% and now stands at 6.7%.