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Unemployment Goes Up In The Area

Posted by wlpo on July 26, 2012

The unemployment scene in the listening area is trending in a negative direction.  Jobless rates for La Salle, Bureau and Putnam counties in June were all worse than the month before.

La Salle County’s latest unemployment rate is 11.4 percent, compared to 9.8 percent in June and 11.1 percent a year ago.  Bureau County’s June jobless rate is 9.2 percent, compared to 8 percent in May and 10.1 percent a year ago.  Putnam County’s June unemployment rate is 9.4 percent compared to 8.6 in May and 10 percent a year ago.

Illinois’ latest unemployment rate is 8.7 percent, up slightly.

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