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More jobs, unemployment up in Illinois

Thursday, March 21, 2013

Illinois added more jobs in February, but for the second month in a row, the unemployment rate was up.

Unemployment rose to 9.5 percent.

That was up from nine percent in January.

At the same time Illinois added 12,400 new jobs.

Authorities say the unemployment number is determined by the number of people looking for work.

So it can go up as more start looking for jobs again.

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