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County by county May unemployment figures were released Thursday.

DeWitt County's unemployment rates dropped slightly to 7.1%

Piatt County stayed about the same going from 7.3% to 7.2%.

Macon County saw a slight rise to 9.5, and Champaign County also saw a rise from 6.9% to 7.1%.

Other counties that also saw only slight changes were Sangamon dropping rom 6.8 to 6.7%, Logan sslipping into 7.1% and Shelby, going from 7.9 to 7.8%.

McLean, Christian and Moultrie Counties saw no changes in their unemployment rates, staying at 6.2, 7.9 and 6.5% respectively.

The hightest unemployment rate was in Alexnder County at 11%. This is 4% less than what they recorded in May 2011.

The lowest unemployment went to Brown County, who saw another drop from 4.1 to 3.9%, being the only county below 4% unemployment.

Illinois overall saw a drop from 8.6 to 8.4%, this is good news seeing as the nation's average rose from 7.7 to 7.9.


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