Unemployment Rates Decrease

Illinois Department of Employment Security- Studstill Media Photo

OTTAWA – July unemployment rates dipped further in the area according to the Department of Unemployment Security. The unemployment rate in LaSalle County is at 5.3 percent, which dropped 2 tenths of a percent compared to last year, but still higher than the state average of 4.2 percent. Both Bureau and Putnam County also saw a decline of unemployment with Bureau at 4.3 percent and Putnam at 4.4 percent.