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Unemployment remains high through July

Posted by wlpo on August 26, 2010

Finding a summer-time job was no easy task given the high unemployment.

La Salle County’s unemployment rate for July was 13.3%, almost two percent higher than the same time last year.

Bureau County unemployment was 11.2%, one percent higher than the same time last year.

Unemployment in Putnam County was actually lower than it was last summer.  It was 11.4% this July compared to 15.3% in July 2009.

The Illinois Department of Employment Security says the Ottawa-Streator area has lost jobs in manufacturing and leisure-hospitality fields.

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