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Illinois unemployment rate drops to 4.9 percent in March - KTRS | St Louis News and Talk Radio | The Big 550 AM
CHICAGO (AP) – Illinois officials say the state’s unemployment rate fell .5 percentage points to 4.9 percent in March. The Illinois Department of Employment Security reported Thursday that the jobless level is now below 5 percent for the first time in a decade. But Illinois’ unemployment rate is still higher than the national unemployment rate…