Illinois Unemployment Numbers Trending Down

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The Illinois Department of Employment Security says the state’s unemployment numbers are trending down.  About 29-thousand fewer people continued their unemployment claims last week, causing a four-percent drop.  Over 675-thousand people in the state are still claiming unemployment each week.  The drop in Illinois is slower than the drop in the national rate, which is at eleven-percent.

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