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The state still can’t get caught up to the rest of the nation when it comes to job growth.


The Illinois Department of Employment Security says that the state’s jobless rate dropped from last month but it still trails the nation. Employment Security Analyst Evelina Loescher says that the state found job growth in just a few sectors.



The states unemployment rate is 6.4 percent, two tenths of a percent better than last month but the nation’s rate is 4.7 percent. 

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