The Illinois Department of Employment Security says online advertising for jobs in Illinois was up almost 10% in December.
The department said yesterday that 215,000 job openings were advertised in December. That's up by 19,000 from December 2012.
The department says 92% of the jobs advertised last month were full time. The five most-advertised jobs were for truck drivers, registered nurses, retail sales workers, retail supervisors and marketing managers.
Illinois has one of the nation's highest unemployment rates, at 8.7% in November. December unemployment data is scheduled to be released Friday.