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Local unemployment numbers show improvements over last September

Posted by wlpo on October 25, 2012

One in ten people in the workforce is on the unemployment list in La Salle County.  The September unemployment rate was 10.1%, down by nearly a full percent from the same time last year.

In Bureau County, the September unemployment rate was 8.6%, one point lower than last September and in Putnam County the rate was 8.9%, down from 10.1% last September.

The Illinois Department of Employment Security says that the Ottawa-Streator area lost jobs in manufacturing and government and gained in the construction and transportation-warehousing sectors.

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