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Illinois unemployment rate up slightly

SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois Department of Employment Security announced that the unemployment rate increased 0.1 percentage point to 4.7 percent in November, based on data provided by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. In November, the industry sectors with the largest over-the-month gains in employment included Leisure and Hospitality and Professional and Business Services. The number of unemployed workers was down 6.7 percent over the same month one year ago.
“Over the past year and a half, Illinois has seen strong, consistent job growth throughout the state, attracting more and more workers to the labor market” said Deputy Governor Andy Manar.

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