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Latest Area Unemployment Rates

Posted by wlpo on December 28, 2010

The latest unemployment figures are a mix bag locally.

Bureau County’s newest jobless rate improved but things got worse in La Salle and Putnam County.  Bureau County’s November jobless figure is 10.1 percent, down from 10.6 percent in October.  It’s improved over a percentage point from a year ago.

La Salle County’s November jobless rate is 11.9 percent, up from 11.6 percent in October.  The county’s jobless number has improved one percent from this time last year.

In Putnam County, 11.4 percent of the eligible workforce is without a job, up from 10.8 percent in October.  The county’s jobless figure has improved by over a one percent since this time last year.

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