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Illinois Valley unemployment rates continue to trend downward

Posted by wlpo on October 22, 2015

While there hasn’t been a huge new business opening in the Illinois Valley with hundreds of jobs, unemployment rates in the area continue to fall.

La Salle County’s September jobless rate is 6.1 percent, down a full percentage point from last September. In Bureau County, the latest unemployment rate is 5.4 percent, down more than a point from last year. Putnam County’s September jobless rate is an even 5 percent, a 1.5 percent drop from a year ago.

Illinois’ September unemployment rate is 5.1 percent while the U.S. jobless rate has fallen to 4.9 percent.

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