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Unemployment rates continue trending in right direction

Posted by wlpo on April 23, 2015

The employment scene in the Illinois Valley continues to improve.

La Salle County’s March unemployment rate was 7.3 percent, down from 7.5 percent in February and down nearly three percentage points from a year ago. Bureau County’s latest unemployment rate is 6.6 percent, down from 7.1 percent in February and two percentage points lower than a year ago. The March jobless rate in Putnam County was 6.7 percent, down from 7.2 percent in February and three percentage points lower than last year.

While jobless rates in the Illinois Valley continue to improve, they are still higher than both the state and national unemployment rates.

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