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Illinois unemployment rate fell to 9% in January

Posted by wlpo on March 3, 2011

Finding a job remains tough, but the statewide unemployment number is showing promise.

The Illinois Department of Employment Security says the seasonally adjusted unemployment rate fell for the 12th month in a row.  January unemployment was 9%.

The last time the state rate was below 9% was February 2009.

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