Illinois had one of the stronger showings in the nation in new jobs last month and it led the way nationally with a a 2.5% drop in unemployment from September of last year to September of this year.
Figures released by the Bureau of Labor Statistics show Illinois added more than 19,000 jobs last month, marking the second largest increase in the nation.
Illinois trailed only Texas in month over month employment.
The biggest gains came in professional and business services. That includes more accounting jobs which have increased in the Chicago area.