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Area Jobless Rates Still High

Posted by wlpo on April 25, 2013

Jobless rates in the Illinois Valley remain high.

La Salle County’s March unemployment rate was 11.9 percent, up from 11.5 percent last March.  In Bureau County the March jobless rate was 10.3 percent, up from 10.1 percent last year.  In Putnam County, the unemployment rate improved from 12 percent to 11.9 percent.

Illinois’ March jobless rate was 9.4 percent, compared to the national rate of 7.6 percent.

Unemployment rates count those who are out of work and looking for work.

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