CHICAGO-AREA UNEMPLOYMENT UP LAST MONTH

Illinois Review

Unemployment rose last month in the Chicago area, one of four metro areas in the state that saw an increase. Unemployment increased from 9.6 percent in June 2012 to 10.3 percent in the Chicago area, according to the Illinois Department of Employment Security.

The other areas with higher jobless rates were the Danville, Decatur and Peoria metro areas.

The highest rate was 12.5 percent in Decatur. That was up from 10.9 percent a year earlier. The town has seen a number of layoffs by Caterpillar Inc. at a local plant that makes mining trucks.

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