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Unemployment rates inch up in La Salle and Bureau County

Posted by wlpo on August 27, 2015

July was a tough month of job losses for most of the Illinois Valley.

La Salle County’s July unemployment rate was 6.4 percent, up from 6.1 percent in June. Compared to last July however La Salle County’s jobless rate improved by almost two percent.

In Bureau County, the July unemployment rate was 5.7 percent, up from 5.3 percent in June. The jobless rate is still over one percent better than last year.

July’s unemployment rate in Putnam County was 5.5 percent, a slight improvement from 5.6 percent in June. Compared to last year, the jobless rate in Putnam County has improved by over two percent.

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