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Statewide Unemployment Rate Unchanged at 7.1% — Hospitality Gains But Manufacturing Losses Month-Over-Month

Cover picture for the articleThe economic bounce-back from the pandemic didn’t lose any ground but didn’t gain any either in the Illinois Department of Employment Security assessment of employment numbers. IDES announced Thursday (May 20, 2021) that the unemployment rate remained at 7.1%, while nonfarm payrolls were about unchanged, up 300 jobs in April,...