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September 2, 2014, 4:18 pm
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Local Jobs Numbers Shows Slight Improvement


The unemployment picture in Springfield improved slightly last month.

 

The August jobless rate dipped to 7.9%.

 

That’s down from 8.2% in July, and also lower than the 8% rate in August of 2011.

 

Overall, state officials say unemployment is down in 11 of 12 major metro areas around the state, compared to the same time a year ago.

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