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Unemployment figures were unpredictable in many local counties throughout August as local unemployment figures were released Thursday afternoon.

DeWitt County saw unemployment slightly increase from 6.7% in July to 6.8 in August.

Piatt County grew slightly, going from 6.6% to 6.8%.

Macon County's unemployment slightly decreased going from 9.5% in July to 9.4% in August.

Logan County saw unemployment go from 7.2% to 7.3%.

Unemployment in McLean County shrank in July, going from 6.6% to 6.5%.

In Champaign County, employment also increased,up to 7.5%.

Unemployment in Sangamon County stayed steady at 6.5%.

The highest unemployment rate was at 10.7% in Hardin County.

Brown County once again had the state's lowest unemployment rate at 3.5%.

The state's unemployment actually dropped, going from 7.0% to 6.7% in August. The national unemployment rate sits at 6.3%.

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