Evanston’s jobless rate declined to 7.1 percent in November from 7.3 percent in October and 7.9 percent a year ago.

New figures from the Illinois Department of Employment Security show the number of workers with jobs in the city increasing by 431 for the month. In addition, 77 fewer people were looking for work.

Evanston’s jobless rate declined to 7.1 percent in November from 7.3 percent in October and 7.9 percent a year ago.

New figures from the Illinois Department of Employment Security show the number of workers with jobs in the city increasing by 431 for the month. In addition, 77 fewer people were looking for work.

For the metro area as a whole the jobless rate was unchanged at 9.0 percent for the month, but down from 10.3 percent a year ago. For the state it was unchanged at 9.2 percent, down from 10.4 percent a year ago.

Of the nearly 100 Illinois towns with more than 25,000 residents 17 had a lower jobless rate last month than Evanston, with the lowest rate — 5.6 percent — reported in Glenview and Wilmette.
 

Bill Smith is the editor and publisher of Evanston Now.

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