Most metro areas in Illinois saw unemplyment go down last month. But that doesn't tell the whole story.
12 of the 14 areas had numbers in August better than a year earlier. But the State Department of Employment Security says most of the job growth has taken place in the Chicago area.
Bob Gough is a spokesman for the agency.
"They are up over the year more than 4,600 jobs. But the statewide number is up only 3,700 plus jobs. That means the rest of the state is lagging behind," Gough said.