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Illinois First-Time Unemployment Claims Increase Against National Trend

(AP Photo/Seth Perlman)

Illinois first-time unemployment claims are increasing, going against the national trend where claims are falling. Initial unemployment claims went up by nearly four-thousand in the state last week, while claims dropped by over 98-thousand nationwide. Governor J.B. Pritzker says the state is in the process of applying for an extra 300-dollars in state unemployment benefits provided by the federal government.

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