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New Jobless Numbers Released

Posted by wlpo on August 22, 2013

The latest unemployment report for the Illinois Valley is a rough one.

La Salle County’s jobless rate in July was 11.3 percent, up a half of a percent from June.  Bureau County’s latest jobless rate is 9.1 percent, also up a half of a percent from June.  Putnam County’s unemployment rate was 9.8 percent, down from 9.9 percent in June.

La Salle and Putnam County’s unemployment rates are both higher than they were a year ago.

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