11 months, 3 weeks ago by Bob Gough
More than 1,700 people were out of work to start the year
Quincy’s unemployment rate jumped to 8 percent in January.
The increase is nearly a full percent higher than January 2012 (7.3 percent) and nearly a percent and a half higher than December 2012 (6.6 percent).
Adams County’s rate for January was at 7.4 percent, also higher than January 2012 and December 2012.
According to the statistics provided by the Illinois Department of Employment Security, there were 1,728 unemployed in Quincy in January 2013 compared to 1,580 in January 2012.
Five years ago, in January 2008, there were 1,160 unemployed in Quincy.