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THE ILLINOIS UNEMPLOYMENT RATE HIT 10 PERCENT LAST MONTH.

STATE DEPARTMENT OF EMPLOYMENT SECURITY SPOKESPERSON GREG RIVARA SAYS THE INCREASE FROM NINE POINT NINE TO 10 PERCENT REFLECTS THE ECONOMIC SLOWDOWN AT THE NATIONAL LEVEL.

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RIVARA SAYS THE INCREASE REFLECTS A SLOWDOWN IN THE NATIONAL ECONOMY AND IN CONSUMER CONFIDENCE AND WITH THAT, UPS AND DOWNS ARE TO BE EXPECTED.

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JOB LOSSES WERE SEEN LAST MONTH IN CONSTRUCTION AND THE FINANCIAL SECTOR. GAINS WERE MADE IN EDUCATION AND HEALTH SERVICES…AS WELL AS THE PROFESSIONAL AND BUSINESS SERVICES SECTOR.

 

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