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Jobless numbers say the state is holding steady and even adding a few jobs in select sectors. 
The Illinois Department of Employment Security reports that the state added 7,400 jobs in September and since last year at this time the state grew more than 43,000 jobs. Department Director Jeff Mays says that job growth isn’t widespread and shared among all careers and regions.
The state’s unemployment rate is 5.5 percent, nationally it’s 5 percent.

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