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Area Unemployment Scene Worsens

Posted by wlpo on March 15, 2012

The latest jobless figures in the listening area aren’t good.

Unemployment rates for La Salle, Bureau and Putnam counties all went up. La Salle County’s January jobless rate is 13.2 percent, up from 11.5 in December. In Bureau County, the January unemployment rate went up from 10.1 to 12 percent. In Putnam County, the jobless rate is 13.2 percent, up from 10.6 percent.

Illinois’ January unemployment rate is 9.3 percent, down from 9.4 percent the month before.

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