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Illinois jobless rate continues decline; below 9%

The unemployment rate in Illinois fell below 9 percent in January, according to figures released Thursday morning by the state. Get the full story »

Illinois jobless rate dips to 10.1%

The Illinois unemployment rate dropped by 0.2 points, to 10.1 percent, in August, making it the eighth consecutive month of steady or declining rates, according the Illinois Department of Employment Security.

In August, the national unemployment rate went up 0.1 point, to 9.6 percent. Get the full story »