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Area unemployment increases from May to June

Posted by wlpo on July 23, 2009

The recession is bound to end, but until then the job situation remains tough. The Illinois Valley is no exception.
Unemployment numbers for La Salle, Bureau, and Putnam Counties increased from May to June and were considerably higher than the same time last year.
La Salle County unemployment in June was 11%. Bureau County was 9.4%. Putnam County was 12.8%.
One positive note, the Department of Employment Security says retail jobs increased.

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