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Illinois unemployment climbs to 7.6%

If you're out of work right aren't alone.‚  According to the Illinois Department of Employment Security--the state lostmore than 70-thousand jobs in the last two months of 2008. The biggest job losses in December came from the construction industry.‚  According to state officials, that sector has shed 10 percent of its workforce in just the last four months. The entire release is available here.

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