June unemployment rate stays near 6 percent in Rockford Region


ROCKFORD, July 23 — The Rockford metro area’s unemployment rate for June 2015 was 6.1 percent, down 1.8 percentage points from the same time a year ago and up only 0.2 percentage points from the previous month.

Also, June was the 16th month in a row that unemployment rates fell in every metro area in the state compared to a year ago, according to preliminary data released by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) and the Illinois Department of Employment Security (IDES).

The last time the June rate was equal to or lower was in 2007 when it was 5.5 percent.

See the IDES news release page here.

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