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Unemployment rate leveling off in some counties

CHAMPAIGN -- The unemployment rate, on the rise for much of this year, finally seems to be leveling off in many – but not all – counties of East Central Illilnois.

Champaign, Vermilion and five other counties in East Central Illinois saw very little change in the unemployment rate in November.

But the rate has continued to march upward in Douglas, Edgar and Iroquois counties, all predominantly rural.

– In Douglas County, the unemployment rate rose from 9.3 percent in October to 9.6 percent in November, the highest figure so far this year. It was the seventh consecutive monthly increase.

Illinois Department of Employment Security

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