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Good news for unemployment in the Illinois Valley, it's going down.
According to the Illinois Department of Employment Security, the rate of 8.6 percent for Bureau County in August was down .6 percent from the July rate of 9.2 percent.
Overall, Bureau County has seen a 1.3 percent decrease for 2013.
LaSalle County showed progress as well, down .9 percent in august to a 10.4 percent rate and down .6 percent for the year.
Putnam and Lee County saw a .8 percent decrease, Henry saw a .1 percent decrease, Marshall a .4 percent decrease and Stark a .5 decrease for the month of August.
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