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March unemployment figures show improvements

Posted by wlpo on April 21, 2011

Fewer people in the Illinois Valley were receiving unemployment in March than they were the previous March.  Still, the March unemployment rate for La Salle County was 12.4%.

Bureau County unemployment for March was 11.2%, down by more than 2% from the same time last year.

Putnam County unemployment was 11.9%, a nearly 3% decrease from last March.

The Illinois Department of Employment Security says the Ottawa-Streator area unemployment was 12.1% with the area seeing the most job losses in manufacturing.

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