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Unemployment rate down from the same time last year

Posted by wlpo on May 27, 2011

Fewer people were on unemployment in April than they were the same time last year.  La Salle County unemployment for last month was 10.9%, compared to 13.5% the same time last year.

In Bureau County April unemployment was 9.9%, down one percent from the previous year.

In Putnam County the rate was 10.3%, down from 12.8% in April 2010.

Unemployment for the Ottawa-Streator area was at 10.6%, a more than two percent decline from last April.  The Illinois Department of Employment Security says the area saw job losses in professional-business services, manufacturing and construction.

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