Unemployment is on the rise in and around Springfield.
The city’s jobless rate climbed to 8.8% in January, compared to 8.5% a year earlier.
The biggest job losses came in business and professional services.
Sangamon County did better than surrounding counties.
Logan and Menard Counties are each above 9-percent unemployment… while Morgan, Macon, Macoupin and Montgomery Counties have jobless rates ranging from 10 to 14-percent.