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THE ILLINOIS UNEMPLOYMENT RATE DROPPED SLIGHTLY LAST MONTH. 
 
THE STATE JOBLESS RATE FOR FEBRUARY WAS FIVE POINT FOUR PERCENT…DOWN FROM FIVE POINT SEVEN IN JANUARY. THERE WAS ALSO SOME NICE JOB GROWTH SAYS ILLINOIS DEPARTMENT OF EMPLOYMENT SECURITY SPOKESPERSON BOB GOUGH.
 
 
GOUGH (goff) SAYS MORE THAN 25 THOUSAND JOBS WERE ADDED LAST MONTH, BRINGING EMPLOYMENT LEVELS TO THE HIGHEST SEEN SINCE 2000.
 
 
AREAS WITH THE MOST JOB GROWTH LAST MONTH WERE CONSTRUCTION AND THE EDUCATIONAL AND HEALTH SERVICES SECTOR.
 
THE NATIONAL UNEMPLOYMENT RATE FOR FEBRUARY CAME IN AT FOUR POINT SEVEN PERCENT.

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