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THE UNEMPLOYMENT RATE HELD STEADY LAST MONTH IN ILLINOIS…BUT JOBS WERE DOWN A BIT.
 
NOVEMBER’S JOBLESS RATE CAME IN AT FOUR POINT NINE PERCENT…THE SAME AS IN OCTOBER AND A BIG IMPROVEMENT OVER THIS TIME LAST YEAR. BUT THERE WERE SOME JOB LOSSES LAST MONTH SAYS STATE DEPARTMENT OF EMPLOYMENT SECURITY SPOKESPERSON BOB GOUGH (goff).
 
 
GOUGH NOTES THAT WHILE THE YEAR HAS BEEN FULL OF UPS AND DOWNS…THERE’S BEEN A NET INCREASE OF NEARLY 24 THOUSAND JOBS OVER THE YEAR TO DATE.
 
 
THE NATIONAL UNEMPLOYMENT RATE IN NOVEMBER WAS FOUR POINT ONE PERCENT.

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