Illinois unemployment falls just below 10 percent

September 23, 2010 5:23:43 PM PDT
Unemployment in Illinois fell below 10 percent last month to 9.9 percent.

Nine of the state's 12 metro regions saw declines compared to August 2009.

The Rockford metro area has the highest unemployment rate in Illinois at 14.5 percent.

The rate for the Chicago area was 9.7 percent in August.