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La Salle County unemployment higher than that of surrounding counties

Posted by wlpo on May 24, 2012

One out of 10 people looking for a job in La Salle County, can’t find one.  That’s one way of looking at a 10.2% unemployment rate.  While April 2012’s rate is eight tenths of a point lower than the same time last year, it’s higher than surrounding counties.

Bureau County’s April unemployment rate was 8.6% and Putnam County’s was 9.2%.

The Illinois Department of Employment Security says Ottawa-Streator area has added jobs in professional-business services and leisure-hospitality but lost nearly 1000 retail jobs.

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