June Illinois unemployment rate goes up

June Illinois unemployment rate goes up

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SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (WEEK) -- -

    Illinois' unemployment rate slightly rose in June.
    The Illinois Department of Employment Security announced Thursday that the June unemployment rate went up a tenth of a percent to 4.7 percent.
    In a statement, IDES director Jeff Mays says June was the fourth consecutive over-the-month decline in labor force, which is now at its lowest level since March 2006.
    The national unemployment rate also rose in June to 4.4.percent. 

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