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Illinois unemployment falls below 6% in November for 1st time since start of pandemic

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Illinois’ jobless rate has dropped from its pandemic high of 16.5% to 5.7% in November, according to the most recent federal job numbers for the state. With one of the highest unemployment rates in the country, that’s above the national average of 4.2%. While Illinois’ unemployment rate is consistently higher when compared to other states, it fared better than California, which had the highest unemployment rate at 6.9%, as well as Nevada at 6.8% and New York, whose jobless rate was 6.6%.

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