April 20, 2014
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Unemployment up from June to July locally

Chicago -- Unemployment went up locally from June to July, according to figures the state released Thursday.
     The LaSalle County rate was 10.8% in June and 11.3% in July. In Bureau County, the rate climbed from 8.6% to 9.1%. It went down in Putnam County from 9.9% to 9.8%.
     Combining the three counties, however, it went up from 10.3% to 10.7%.
     The Illinois Department of Employment Security says there are 750 more government jobs than a year ago, and 175 more in the transportation-warehousing-utilities sector locally. Retail trade jobs are down 175 in that year.
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