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New unemployment numbers out for the Illinois Valley

Posted by wlpo on August 25, 2016

Have you searched for a job recently? Jobless rates in the Illinois Valley are stagnant.

La Salle County’s July unemployment rate is 6.3 percent, compared to 6.4 percent in June. The jobless number is down half a percent from a year ago.

In Bureau County, the July unemployment rate is 5.8 percent, the same as it was in June. The jobless rate is about a half of a percent lower than last year.

Putnam County has the Illinois Valley’s lowest unemployment rate at 5.5 percent, up from 5.3 percent in June. The county jobless rate is down almost a full percentage point from 2015.

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