County unemployment falls to 7.8 percent
DeKALB – DeKalb County's unemployment rate fell again in August to 7.8 percent.
This marks the third consecutive month the county's unemployment rate has fallen since June, when unemployment peaked for the year at 9.1 percent, according to preliminary data released by the Illinois Department of Employment Security.
However, both the county's labor force and employment numbers have dropped from July to August. In July, there were 55,225 workers employed out of a labor force of 60,396. In August, only 54,788 workers were employed out of 59,420.
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