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Unemployment up in January in Quincy, Adams County

Unemployment up in January in Quincy, Adams County

4 days, 1 hour ago by Scott Hardy

IDES says rates rose by half a per cent to 4.8%

Unemployment figures for January rose by a half a percentage point in both Quincy and Adams County.  

Those rates, released Thursday by the Illinois Department of Employment Security, show that in January, the unemployment rose to 4.8% in both Quincy and Adams County. That's up by 4 tenths from last January. The rate for the Quincy-Hannibal combined market rose by 7 tenths in January to 4.4%. Rates rose in all other Western Illinois counties, led by a one per cent jump in McDonough County, and a 9 tenths of a per cent rise in Pike County. In Northeast Missouri, Hannibal saw a one per cent jump, and Marion County saw a one point one per cent hike in unemployment. Both are 3.9%, which is higher than in January 2018. All Northeast Missouri counties saw their rates increase as well, with Shelby County also showing a one per cent jump, and both Clark and Pike Counties going up by 9 tenths of a per cent.

In Lee County, the unemployment rate went up by 6 tenths of a per cent to 4.2%. That's still over 1 per cent lower than last January.

Location                Jan 2019      Dec 2018       Change

Illinois

Quincy                     4.8%             4.3%               .5%
Adams County         4.8%             4.3%               .5%
Quincy-Hannibal      4.4%             3.7%               .7%
Brown County          3.5%             3.3%               .2%
Hancock County       6.4%            5.6%               .8%
McDonough County  6.1%            5.1%              1.0%
Pike County              6.9%             6.0%                .9%
Schuyler County       6.5%             5.9%                .6%

Missouri 
Hannibal                    3.9%             2.9%               1.0%
Marion County           3.9%             2.8%               1.1%
Clark County              4.6%             3.7%                 .9%
Knox County               3.5%            3.1%                 .4%
Lewis County              3.4%            2.8%                 .6%
Monroe County           4.4%            3.7%                 .7%
Pike County                4.2%             3.3%                 .9%
Ralls County               3.9%             3.1%                 .8%
Shelby County            4.4%             3.4%                1.0%

Iowa
Lee County                 4.2%              3.6%                 .6%

 

 

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