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Unemployment Decreases Towards the End of 2014

Unemployment figures decreased throughout many local counties in December as local unemployment figures were released Thursday afternoon.

DeWitt County saw unemployment go down from 6.0% in November to 5.8 in December

Piatt County also decreased slightly, going from 5.5% to 5.3%.

Macon County's unemployment decreased going from 7.9% in November to 7.5% in December.

Logan County saw unemployment go from 6.3% to 6.1%.

Unemployment in McLean County shrank in December, going from 5.6% to 5.3%.

In Champaign County, employment also decreased,down to 5.5%.

Unemployment in Sangamon County went down at 5.6%.

The highest unemployment rate was at 9% in Stark County.

Brown County once again had the state's lowest unemployment rate at 2.7%.

The state's unemployment dropped, going from 6.0% to 5.7% in December. The national unemployment rate sits at 5.4%.

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