May unemployment in Marion County was up slightly from 9.6 to 9.9 percent leaving it as one of the worst rates in the state.
The Illinois Department of Employment Security has released the results of the may unemployment rates for each county. The seasonally adjusted unemployment rate for the state is at 9.1 percent for the month, which is down from 9.3 last month. The nation’s unemployment rate is at 7.6 percent, up slightly from 7.5.
The seasonally unadjusted numbers for Jefferson County went up from 7.2 percent to 7.8 percent, one of the largest increases in the area.
Washington County went up to 5.9 percent from 5.7 and has the 4th lowest unemployment percentage. Clinton County went down from 6.4 to 6.3 percent in may.