Southern Illinois Optimistic About Job Market
WSIL-- It's a sign of encouragement. Illinois' July jobless rate fell to 6.8 percent and employers created more than 11,000 private-sector jobs across the state
State data shows more than 3,000 job listings in our area in a wide variety of industries. Local hiring experts say as more positions open up, the job market in southern Illinois remains very competitive.
Vacant buildings have become an all too common sight in southern Illinois.
National statistics show progress in Franklin County where the jobless rate dropped 3.5 percent in a four month period this spring. It's a similar story in Williamson County where unemployment dropped more than 2 percent. Jackson County saw a 1.5 percent decline.
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