Illinois' unemployment rate ticked up to 5.7 percent in November, while the state added a net 400 jobs last month, the Illinois Department of Employment Security (IDES) said Thursday.
The state's jobless rate increased from 5.4 percent to 5.7 percent because more people started searching for work. There were 371,700 unemployed Illinoisans last month, a 5.1 percent increase from October.
Last month, the state's unemployment rate was .7 points higher than the national rate of 5 percent.
The Illinois industries that had November job losses were construction, manufacturing, professional and business services and educational and health services.