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Local unemployment improves from last year but remains high

Posted by wlpo on July 25, 2013

Double-digit unemployment continues in La Salle County.  The June unemployment rate was 10.8%, lower than the same time last year but higher than May’s.

The Department of Employment Security says the Ottawa-Streator area unemployment for June was 10.3%, slightly lower than last June.  Jobs were added in transportation, warehousing, and professional business services, but many retail jobs were lost since last summer.

Bureau County Unemployment for June was 8.6% and Putnam County unemployment was 9.9%.

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