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The area unemployment figures dropped in the month of March across the area. DeWitt County saw a drop in unemployment, which came in at 5.5%, down from 6% in February. Macon County unemployment decreased slightly going from 7.3 % to 7.0% in March. McLean County unemployment went from 4.9% in February to 4.6% in March. In Logan County, unemployment went from 5.9% to 5.6% in March. Champaign County also saw a dip from 5.2 to 4.8% Piatt County's March unemployment came in at 4.9%, down from 5.1% in February. There was also a slight decrease in Sangamon County which had 5.3% unemployment in March. The state's highest unemployment rate was in Johnson County, at 8.7%. The state's lowest unemployment rate was in Moultrie County, at 4.1%. Illinois' unemployment rate was at 6.3% for March. The national average unemployment was 5.6%.

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