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October 20, 2014, 1:03 pm
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Unemployment up in Springfield, Mixed Bag Across State


Unemployment is ticking upward again in the Springfield area.

 

July numbers from the state Department of Employment Security show the city’s jobless rate climbed to 8.2 percent last month, up from eight percent a year ago.

 

Statewide the numbers are a mixed bag, with year-to-year unemployment down sharply in the Chicago metro area and Rockford, but higher in Decatur, Danville and the Metro East.

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