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FEWER JOBS

Illinois lost over 16,000 jobs in December and the unemployment rate rose to 5.9%, according to the latest jobs numbers from the Illinois Department of Employment Security. Over the entire year, Illinois saw 3,000 less jobs than at the start of 2015. 

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VANISHING WORKERS

The unemployment rate in many Midwest cities is falling as residents move away, retire or give up on finding a job. Today’s Wall Street Journal looks at two Illinois cities – Decatur and Rockford.

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RURAL RECOVERY

 Regional differences in the effects of the recession are striking, with the column of states running from North Dakota to Texas faring much better in terms of employment and unemployment rates than most other regions, according to a report, Rural Employment Trends in Recession and Recovery, released this week by the Agriculture Department’s Economic Research… read more

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