Longtime industrial city Decatur, Ill., had the country’s greatest unemployment rate reduction. But people leaving the workforce – moving away, retiring, no longer looking for jobs -- may be the cause, rather than economic expansion. Left to right, Brandon Floyd, 12, Tione Reed, 7 and Javon Gray, 11. Note: was not able to get parental permission.
CREDIT: Kristen Schmid for the Wall Street Journal