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Illinois Unemployment Remains High, Still Over 11 Percent

(AP Photo/Seth Perlman)

Illinois’ jobless rate fell a little last month, but the state’s unemployment numbers continue to be high. The latest numbers from the Illinois Department of Employment Security put the state’s unemployment rate at 11-percent. That is more than two-and-a-half points higher than the national unemployment rate. IDES says nearly 700-thousand people in Illinois remain unemployed.


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