February unemployment rate remains flat

By WEEK Producer

February unemployment rate remains flat

March 20, 2014 Updated Mar 20, 2014 at 12:14 PM CDT

CHICAGO -- Illinois' unemployment rate remains flat, according to numbers released by the Illinois Department of Employment Security on Thursday.

Illinois employers added 6,400 jobs in February and the unemployment rate remained at 8.7 percent.

However, that mark is down from 2013's rate of 9.2 percent.

Job gains in professional and business services offset declines in trade, transportation and utilities. According to the IDES, most of the 6,100 jobs lost in that sector was at Chicagoland food stores.

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