County's unemployment rate at 6.9 percent

McHenry County’s unemployment rate fell to 6.9 percent in November, down from 7.5 percent a year ago, according to preliminary figures released Friday by the U.S. Department of Labor and the Illinois Department of Employment Security.

November's 6.9 percent jobless rate is slightly higher than October's 6.8 percent unemployment rate, which followed four consecutive months of declines. Not seasonally adjusted data compare November 2013 to October November 2012.

The jobless rate in Crystal Lake was 7 percent in November, down from 7.4 percent in November 2012.

Other jobless numbers showed Algonquin at 6.8 percent, down from 7.2 percent in November 2012; McHenry at 6.8 percent, down from 7.6 percent; and Lake in the Hills at 6.5 percent, down from 7.4 percent. Carpentersville’s unemployment rate increased to 9.2 percent from 9.1 percent in November 2012.

Kane County's unemployment rate was 7.5 percent in November, a decrease from 7.9 percent in November 2012.