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Declines continue in local unemployment rates

Posted by wlpo on July 24, 2014

Local unemployment rates continue to show improvement. La Salle County’s June unemployment rate was 8.7%, 2.5 points lower than last June.

La Salle County wasn’t alone. Bureau County unemployment improved from 8.9% last June to 7.4% this June. Putnam County experienced a 2.8% decline with June’s rate at 7.5%.

The Illinois Department of Employment Security says in the Ottawa-Streator area‘s June unemployment rate was 8.4%. The last time it was that low or lower was in 2008.

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