Illinois Private Sector Adds Jobs in July; Jobless Rate Still Above 9%

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Published on August 16 2013 1:16 pm
Last Updated on August 16 2013 2:20 pm
Written by Greg Sapp

Illinois added 7,100 private sector jobs in July, but the state unemployment rate rose to 9.2%.

The Illinois Department of Employment Security reported Illinois added 62,100 private sector jobs compared to July 2012.

Non-farm jobs were up, but cuts were felt in the fields of manufacturing, education and health services.