Illinois Unemployment Rates Down in November



The Illinois unemployment rate is down to 8.7 percent.

This is the November rate announced yesterday, down from 8.9 percent in October.

The state had a net gain during the month of 9,400 jobs, but a loss of 900 government jobs, so the private sector gained 10,300. The total number of jobs in Illinois is 5.8 million. Unemployed people: 567,000 which is down 11,800.
 
Illinois still has one of the highest unemployment rates in the nation, and is above the national rate of 7.0 percent.

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