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Illinois Valley unemployment rates to their lowest level in years

Posted by wlpo on May 28, 2015

Did you or someone you know recently become gainfully employed? The number of unemployed in the Illinois Valley continues to trend down.

According to the latest state unemployment numbers, La Salle County’s April jobless rate was 5.9 percent, down from 7.3 percent in March. Bureau County’s latest unemployment rate is 5.1 percent, down from 6.6 percent in March. Putnam County’s April jobless rate is 5.3 percent, down from 6.8 percent the month before.

Illinois’ April unemployment rate was 5.5 percent while the national jobless rate was 5.1 percent.

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