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THE ILLINOIS UNEMPLOYMENT RATE INCHED UP A BIT LAST MONTH.

THE STATE JOBLESS RATE CAME IN AT NINE POINT ONE PERCENT IN AUGUST…SLIGHTLY HIGHER THAN THE EIGHT POINT NINE RECORDED IN JULY. ILLINOIS DEPARTMENT OF EMPLOYMENT SECURITY SPOKESPERSON GREG RIVARA SAYS THAT’S TYPICAL OF THIS LONG RECOVERY PERIOD.

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THE SECTOR WITH THE BIGGEST JOB GAINS LAST MONTH WAS EDUCATIONAL AND HEALTH SERVICES…WHICH RIVARA SAYS REFLECTS SCHOOLS RE-OPENING.

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96-HUNDRED JOBS WERE ADDED IN AUGUST.

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