The state unemployment rate dropped slightly last month.  The jobless rate fell from 6.4% in May to 6.2% in June, reflecting a decline in the labor force, according to Illinois Department of Employment Security analyst Ron Payne.

He says about 2,200 jobs were lost last month.

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Gains were made in professional and business services and financial activities.  The national unemployment rate for June came in at 4.9%.


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