Payroll jobs go up and unemployment goes down in Illinois

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Springfield, Illinois (WMBD) — The Illinois Employment Insurance Administration (IDES) has released its latest job numbers.

According to an IDES press release, the unemployment rate fell -0.1 percentage point to 4.4%, while nonfarm payrolls increased by +7,900 in March, based on preliminary data provided by the US Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS).

In March, the industrial sectors with the biggest gains over the month in employment were professional and business services (+3,000), leisure and hospitality (+3,000), and government (+1,600). The industrial sectors that saw the largest declines in monthly salaries included: manufacturing (1,400), trade, transportation and utilities (-500), and information (-300).

“Illinois continues to have significant job growth across key industry sectors across the state, which strengthens the Illinois job market,” said Illinois Deputy Governor Andy Manar. “More jobs create more opportunities for Illinois workers, and IDES has the resources to connect job seekers with employers looking for diverse, experienced talent.”

More job data for March can be found below.

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