New numbers show Vermilion County’s unemployment rate was unchanged during November. The 5.5 percent unemployment rate for November is the same as October’s figure. The jobless rate is down two-tenths of one-percent from where it stood a year ago. Danville’s unemployment rate rose from 6.0 percent in October to 6.3 percent in November.
In Champaign County, the unemployment rate dropped from 4.3 percent in October to 4.1 percent last month.
The unemployment rates for both Edgar and Iroquois Counties rose a little. In Edgar County the jobless rate of 4.6 percent for November compared to 4.4 percent a month earlier. And in Iroquois County the unemployment rate climbed from 4.0 percent in October to 4.2 percent.
The new numbers are preliminary and are from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and the Illinois Department of Employment Security.
The report says Vermilion County gained 200 jobs over the year in the Professional & Business Services category. It adds Vermilion County gained 100 jobs over the year in each of the following categories:
- Education and Health Services
- Wholesale Trade
- Transportation, Warehousing and Utilities
The report says Vermilion County lost 100 jobs over the year in each of the following categories:
- Retail Trade
- Financial Activities