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Illinois Reports Improved Job Numbers

(AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)

The state of Illinois is reporting improved job numbers for the fifth month in a row. Officials say unemployment rates have decreased again for all 14 metropolitan areas except Bloomington. Business owners say they are seeing an uptick in applications near to where they were before the pandemic hit. The owner of an employment agency says he believes numbers are improving because school has started and expanded unemployment benefits are ending in the state.


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