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Putnam County unemployment reaches 15%

Posted by wlpo on October 23, 2009

Retail saw an increase in employment in September but it wasn’t enough to help out area unemployment rates.

The September unemployment in Putnam County reached 15%.  In La Salle County, unemployment was over 12% and in Bureau County unemployment was just under 11&.

The Illinois Department of Employment Security says in the Ottawa-Streator area saw the largest decline in jobs in manufacturing, construction and professional-business trade.

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