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Illinois Unemployment Steady in December
Unemployment for December in Illinois saw no change. The unemployment rate remained the same, at 8.7 percent, which is down from 9.7 percent from last December.
Although the number of unemployed individuals for the month went up by about 1,700 people, since January 2010, the state has added 176,000 private sector jobs. Most of that growth is in professional and business services, education and health services, and manufacturing.
Government has seen the most jobs lost since 2010.