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New Unemployment Figures

Posted by wlpo on April 1, 2011

Things are looking up on the job scene both locally and statewide.

New unemployment figures are out which have every county in the state lowering its jobless rate.  Bureau County’s February unemployment rate is 11.8 percent, down three percent from a year ago.  Putnam County’s latest jobless rate is 12.4 percent, compared to 15.7 percent a year ago.  La Salle County has dropped its jobless rate from 16 to 12.7 percent in the past year.

According to the state, the Ottawa-Streator area specifically has a 12.5 percent unemployment rate, down over three percent from last year.

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