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Unemployment held steady from August to September across the area.
 
DeWitt County unemployment budget from 5.6% in August to 5.5% in September.
 
Piatt County unemployment was unchanged, registering at 4.8% in August and September.
 
Macon County unemployment crept up from 6.6% in August to 6.7% in September. 
 
In McLean County, unemployment was unchanged at 5.1%.
 
Logan County unemployment rose slightly, from 5.1% to 5.2% in September.
 
Champaign County unemployment dropped incrementally from 5% to 4.9%.
 
Pulaski County's 8.9% unemployment rate was the state's highest and Brown County's 3.4% unemployment was the state's lowest. 
 
The statewide unemployment rate for September was 5.4% and the national average is 4.8%. 

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