Let's Play Pin the Unemployment Rate on the Map

We took the top and bottom 25 counties in Illinois for unemployment and mapped them out for your viewing pleasure.

The unemployment rates in Illinois vary from county to county. One county might be at seven percent, well below the state rate of 8.6 percent. Another county might be over 11 percent. But while lists will show you where each county stands, putting them on a map helps us get an idea of which parts of the state are doing well, and which parts aren't.

That's why we created a map highlighting the top and bottom 25 counties in Illinois in terms of unemployment rates. With just under half the counties in the state represented, it gives an idea of which parts of the state is doing well and which parts aren't.


The views expressed in this post are those of Reboot Illinois and do not necessarily reflect those of Patch or its editors.

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jim February 24, 2014 at 10:33 PM
IsthistheUSA Unemployment insurance is a federal-state program jointly financed through federal and state employer payroll taxes (federal and state UI taxes). Generally, employers must pay both state and federal unemployment taxes if TRY LOOKING IT UP MIGHT HELP YOU LEARN SOMETHING
Jordan S. Zoot February 24, 2014 at 10:34 PM
S ...he doesn't know how to read.
IsthistheUSA? February 25, 2014 at 05:41 PM
@S ~ oh right, and you don't the employee pays? Ever work in HR for payroll? I suppose you also subscribe to believing everything you hear and read, too because statistics cannot be manipulated, right? My education on this matter came from experience, not some Wiki entry. And Zoot is just too arrogant and haughty. Not responding to any more of those anti-American posts. Zoot can't paraticipate in S's Fed Reserve conversation because it's all over his head. Yep, know the type. Ignorant and a bully. Buh-bye Zoot.
IsthistheUSA? February 25, 2014 at 05:42 PM
*and you don't think the employer pays?
Eric Blair February 25, 2014 at 05:57 PM
Sorry Mr. Zoot the real B.S. is thinking that by voting “we the people” can change anything for the better. Voting is only an illusion to make the voter think he/she has a say-so. Policy is made behind the scenes by internationalist/globalist who have no loyalty to any particular nation. Did you get that? “They” don’t give a rats as- about us. The sooner you accept the truth the easier it will be to understand why what’s happening is happening. We’re being destroyed on purpose by design. Democracies have never worked and this democracy we have is no different. Good luck with voting. Just wait ‘till 2016 when the witch Hillary is elected president. By then you’ll be broken/dejected and I’ll see you in some bar with the rest of us. I’ll buy ya a couple strong ones.


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