Metro-East job rate defies trend -

Metro-East job rate defies trend

Figures released last Tuesday show Madison County to be avoiding some of the sting of high unemployment rates seen elsewhere in the state.

The county’s rate is still significantly higher relative to other years — at 10.1 percent for November — but noticeably lower than the state’s seasonably adjusted rate of 10.9.

St. Clair County is at 11.1 percent, according to the latest report from the Illinois Department of Employment Security.

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