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Archive for January, 2014

Knox County Unemployment Nearly Flat Year-Over-Year

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The unemployment rate increased again in Knox County, albeit by a negligible amount, according to the latest figures from the Illinois Department of Employment Security.

Non-seasonally adjusted data showed unemployment of 8.7 percent in December for the County – higher than the 8.6-percent unemployment reported for the same period last year.

According to a press release, Illinois added jobs in four metro areas for the month of December.