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Jobs up in the Carbondale-Marion metro area for April

Now hiring, Apply Today sign on business door.
Eric Prouzet

Over-the-year, total non-farm jobs increased in ten of the 14 metropolitan areas in Illinois in April.

The Illinois Department of Employment Security reports the Carbondale-Marion metro area saw an increase of 800 jobs.

Employment rose in Government, Leisure-Hospitality, Mining-Natural Resources and Professional-Business Services.

Payrolls declined among employers in Construction, Private Education-Health Services, Trade-Transportation-Utilities, Financial Activities and Manufacturing.

Over-the-year, the unemployment rate increased in the Carbondale-Marion metro by four-tenths of a percent...going from 3.8 to 4.2 percent.

Edwards County was the lone county to see an unemployment rate decrease. The largest increase was in Pulaski County, which saw its rate jump from 6.6 to 7.8 percent.

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