The state Department of Employment Security says unemployment dropped in all 12 Illinois metro areas in March. It's the first time that's happened since May 2011.
The unemployment rate fell last month in all 12 of Illinois' metro areas, says the state Department of Employment Security.
It's the first time the rate dropped in all of the metros in a year, according to Fox Chicago.
In the biggest metro, Chicago-Joliet-Naperville the unemployment rate fell nearly half a percentage point, to 9 percent.