At the end of September Effingham County had an unemployment rate of 4.1%, more than a full percentage better that the state’s 5.4% rate. That was also a slight improvement over August’s 4.3%, and last year’s 4.8%. In September Effingham County had among the best unemployment rate’s in the state, with three counties having an identical rate and just six counties showing better.
Looking elsewhere around the region, the area counties either saw minor improvements to their unemployment or stayed steady from August to September.
Clay County unemployment improved from 6.6% to 6.5%;
Coles County improved from 5.7% to 5.1%.
Jasper County improved from 5.4% to 5.1%;
Cumberland County improved from 4.8% to 4.6%;
Fayette County improved from 5.7% to 5.4%;
Shelby County improved from 5.5% to 5.3%;
Marion County improved from 6.4% to 6.3%.