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Local unemployment numbers were released Thursday.

DeWitt County saw a slight increase in unemployment, coming in at 8.2%.

Piatt County also saw a slight increase in unemployment, coming in at 8.6%.

McLean County registered one of the areas lowest unemployment rates at 7.7%, up just a tenth-percentage point from June.

11.6% unemployed in Macon County was a half percent increase from June.

Logan County saw unemployment jump to almost nine percent, at 8.9%.

Sangamon County's unemployment came in at 8.2%, up from 7.8% in June.

9.2% unemployment in Champaign County was up just slightly.

The highest unemployment rate in Illinois was Alexander County at 13.3%. The lowest was Brown County at 5.1%.

The largest gain in unemployment came from Henderson County, who jumped almost two full percentage points, going from 6.8% in June to 8.7% in July.

The largest decrease in unemployment came from Johnson, Will, and Grundy Counties who dropped a half-percentage point each.

Illinois saw an unemployment rate in July of 9.3%, unchanged from June and a drop of overa percent from July of 2011.

The national average unemployment was 8.6% for July, up from June, but down from July of last year.

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