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La Salle County Unemployment remains above 10%

Posted by wlpo on December 27, 2012

The Christmas shopping season created some new temporary jobs but it wasn’t enough to bring La Salle County’s November unemployment figure down much.

November unemployment was 10.1%, slightly lower than in November 2011.  Bureau County saw a strong decrease in unemployment with November’s figure at 8.8% compared to 9.6% in November 2011.

Putnam County unemployment for November was 9.2%, also a decrease from November of last year.

The Illinois Department of Employment Security says that the Ottawa-Streator area added jobs in financial activities and wholesale trade but lost jobs in construction.

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