State Unemployment Rises Slightly

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State unemployment rates increased in December.  The numbers reported today from the Department of Employment Security. 

State officials say numbers jumped to 5 point 9 percent from 5 point 7 percent in November. Nationally, unemployment rates were at 5 percent last month.

Illinois ended 2015 with 3,000 less jobs than the state had in 2014 which is a less than one percent drop.

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