Unemployment rate dips in Kane in April
Thanks to some apparent new demand for an assortment of products, the local job market appeared to have improved slightly again last month.
Thursday, the Illinois Department of Employment Security reported that the unemployment rate in Kane County ticked down a bit in April. According to the IDES, the unemployment rate fell to 8.9 percent in the county last month.
That was down from 9.6 percent in March, the IDES reported.
Overall, the number of people counted by the state as unemployed in Kane County dropped 7.7 percent from March to April. The IDES said 23,968 eligible workers were unemployed in April, down from 25,970 in March.
However, the number of people employed in the county also declined slightly, dropping from 244,629 in March to 244,064 last month, the IDES reported.
The unemployment rate in the Tri-Cities again trended lower than the rate in the rest of Kane County.