If you're unemployed and live in Illinois state officials say there are 215-thousand reasons to keep looking for a job.  The Illinois Department of Employment Security says more than 215-thousand open jobs are posted on the state website "www-dot-illinoisjoblink-dot-com." 

The agency claims the high number of openings demonstrates that employers statewide are ready to hire when and if the right candidate comes along.

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