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Local unemployment figures held fairly steady for the month of June.

 

Year-to-date and over the month statistics were steady in most parts of central Illinois.

 

The year-to-date statistics for unemployment in DeWitt County were steady as June of 2016 unemployment was 5.4% (2015 - 5.3% and 5.8% for May).

 

Piatt County had a 4.9-percent unemployment rate for June of this year, compared to 4.8-percent in May and 5.1-percent for year-to-date.

 

The 6.8-percent rate in Macon County was unchanged from May and down from 7.1% at the same time last year.

 

Logan County's 5.2% percent was unchanged from May and down from last year's 5.4%.

 

Though minimal, unemployment rose in McLean County. At 5.4% for June, that is up from May's 5.2% figure and up from June of 2015 (5%).

 

As for Champaign County, unemployment went from 4.8-percent in May to 5.9-percent in June, down from last year's 5.1-percent unemployment figure.

 

Statewide, unemployment is 6-percent, off the pace of the national 5.1-percent averae. 

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