Illinois Unemployment Claims Down But Still Historically High

Unemployment claims in Illinois last week were fewer than the week before, but still historically high, adding to hundreds of thousands.  The U.S. Department of Labor reported Thursday that more than 81,000 workers in Illinois filed for unemployment last week.  In the past six weeks, more than 800,000 Illinoians have filed.  Nationally, more than 3.8 million filed claims last week. 

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