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Unemployment in every Illinois County went down in September. Local unemployment figures were released Thursday afternoon.

DeWitt County saw unemployment drop a half percent, down to 7.6%.

Piatt County has one of the areas lowest unemployment numbers, which dropped over a whole percent, going from 8% to 6.9%.

Macon County's unemployment also dropped over a percent from August to September, but still remains above 10-percent, at 10.2%.

Logan County saw unemployment go from 8.5% to 7.8%.

Unemployment in McLean County dropped over a half percent, going from 8.3% to 7.8%.

In Champaign County, employment also dropped over a percent, down to 7.8%.

Unemployment in Sangamon County went from 7.9% in August to 7.3%.

Unemployment in Christian County went from 9.8% to 9.3%.

Shelby County's unemployment dropped almost a whole percent, going from 9.5% to 8.6%.

Livingston County had unemployment drop from 8.3% to 7.6%.

Moultrie County had the areas lowest unemployment at 6.8%.

The biggest change in unemployment occurred in Cumberland County, where unemployment dropped over to percentage points, going from 10.4% to 8.2%.

The highest unemployment rate was at 11.4% in Montgomery County.

Brown County once again had the state's lowest unemployment rate at 4.5%.

The state's unemployment dropped almost a percent from last month, going from 8.9% to 8.1%. The national unemployment rate sits at 7.6%.

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