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Central Illinois saw slight losses in unemployment in October.
 
DeWitt County unemployment in October was 4%, compared to 3.9% in September.
 
McLean County had one of central Illinois' lowest unemployment percentages, at 3.8 for October. That was up from 3.6 in September.
 
In Macon County, unemployment was 5.2-percent for October, up from 5.1 in September, but was a full percent less than a year ago.
 
Logan County unemployment went above the 4-percent threshold, 4.1 for October, compared to 3.9 in September.
 
Unemployment in Piatt County remains low at 3.7 percent, up from 3.5 percent in September.
 
Brown County's 2.8 percent unemployment sets the pace in Illinois while the Pulaski County 7.5-percent unemployment is the highest in the state.
 
The Illinois unemployment rate was 4.7-percent for October, compared to the 3.9-percent national average.

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