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Unemployment up slightly in Quincy, Adams County

Unemployment up slightly in Quincy, Adams County

1 month ago by Scott Hardy

Unemployment figures also rose throughout Tri-State area

Unemployment has risen slightly in both Quincy and Adams County in July. 

According to figures released Thursday by the Illinois Department of Employment Security, the unemployment rates in both Quincy and Adams County rose by two tenths of a percent. Quincy's rate is now 3.6 per cent, while Adams County's is at 3.5 per cent. The rate for the combined Quincy Hannibal job market rose 4 tenths, to 3.1 per cent. Rates rose slightly for most of West-Central Illinois, except for Schuyler County. Their July rate rose by a half-percentage point to 3.8 per cent. McDonough County is the only county in West-Central Illinois with a rate above 4 per cent, at 5.3 per cent. Rates were also higher in Hannibal and Marion County, rising a half-per cent in July. Both are at 2.6 per cent. Rates rose throughout Northeast Missouri, led by the 7 tenths jump in Clark and Pike Counties. Even with the increases, only Clark County, at 3.3 per cent, has an unemployment rate above 3 per cent in Northeast Missouri.

Lee County, Iowa's rate rose a tenth, to 4.8 per cent in July. That's the highest rate in the state of Iowa.

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