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Area unemployment numbers show little improvement

Posted by wlpo on April 2, 2010

 People are still looking for work as area unemployment numbers show little improvement.

          La Salle County’s rate for February was slightly lower than in January, at 16.7%.  The same can’t be said for Bureau and Putnam Counties.  Bureau County unemployment in February was 15.6%.  Putnam County unemployment was 16.6%.

          The rate for the Ottawa-Streator area was 16.5%, three and a half percent higher than it was at the same time last year.

          The Illinois Department of Employment Security says non-farm payroll was down and manufacturing, transportation-warehouse, and leisure sectors reported sizable job losses.

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