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Jobless rate, labor force down; manufacturing pummeled by job losses

Kevin HoffmanReboot Illinois

Sep 18, 2016

The unemployment rate in Illinois is at its lowest level since January 2008, thanks in large part to a continuous decline in the labor force, according to state officials.

Preliminary data released Thursday by the Illinois Department of Employment Security show the jobless rate fell to 5.5 percent in August, down 0.3 percentage points from July.

August also marked the fourth straight month the labor force, which…

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