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Unemployment rate drops in Illinois

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Unemployment rate drops in Illinois

(KTRS) – The latest unemployment figures for Illinois tell a mixed story. The state’s jobless rate dropped in August to 5.6 percent. But officials say the number of people with jobs also declined. The jobless rate in Illinois in July was 5.8 percent. Illinois still lags behind the rest of the country in jobs–the national […]

Unemployment rate drops in Illinois

(KTRS) – The latest unemployment figures for Illinois tell a mixed story.

The state’s jobless rate dropped in August to 5.6 percent. But officials say the number of people with jobs also declined. The jobless rate in Illinois in July was 5.8 percent. Illinois still lags behind the rest of the country in jobs–the national rate in August was 5.1 percent.

Illinois Department of Employment Security Director Jeff Mays says the recent numbers show that residents continue to leave the workforce.

 

The Associated Press contributed to this report

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