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Jobs figures in the state have been stagnant and some downstate communities are losing jobs. 
 
The Illinois Department of Employment Security says that seven of the states 14 metro areas lost jobs in year over year numbers. IDES Spokesperson Bob Gough says that 42,000 jobs were added in the state but most were in the Chicago area.
 
 
Manufacturing continues to see little job growth. The state added jobs in education and the health care fields.

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