It may be another sign of a strengthening local economy.
Springfield’s unemployment rate fell in November to six-point-eight percent… down sharply from a year earlier. It was the lowest jobless rate for November since the start of the economic downturn in 2008.
Similar good news was reported around Illinois, with unemployment down in 11 of the state’s 12 major metro areas last month. Only Decatur saw an increase in unemployment in November.