The Illinois unemployment rate is at its lowest mark in five years. Democratic Governor Pat Quinn is touting the news, but the state still lags the nation.
Governor Quinn was exuberant during a stop at a manufacturing company in the Chicago suburbs.
“Unemployment is at it's lowest rate in the last 5 and a half years and we're very happy to say that Illinois' economy is on a roll,” Quinn said.
The unemployment rate fell to 7.9 percent, according to the Illinois Department of Employment Security.