Unemployment is down again in Springfield.
The local jobless rate fell to 6.5% in May, compared to 6.8% a year ago.
Springfield has the third lowest unemployment rate among major Illinois metropolitan areas, with only Bloomington-Normal and the Quad Cities doing better.
In contrast, Decatur has the highest unemployment rate in the state.
Recent layoffs at a Caterpillar plant there caused the jobless rate to shoot up past 10%.