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State's Jobless Rate Inches Up

By Marcus Gilmer in Miscellaneous on Aug 20, 2009 7:40PM

The state's jobless rate is slowing down but it still inched up a bit in July over June. For July, Illinois' jobless rate came in at 10.4 percent, up from 10.3 percent in June, with a total of 13,000 jobs lost. Overall, the nation actually saw the slightest decrease in the national jobless rate, from 9.5 percent in June to 9.4 percent in July. [Crain's]