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What Can Brown (County) Do for You? Apparently, Keep you Employed

Brown County has the lowest unemployment rate of any Illinois county. Which one has the highest? We have the answer for you.

With the February unemployment statistics for Illinois due to come out in the next week or two, we take one last look at the data from January, a month where the overall unemployment rate for Illinois was 8.7 percent. Some cities were well below that.

YOU CAN SEE THOSE CITIES HERE

Some cities were almost double that rate!

CHECK THOSE OUT HERE

But how did the counties in Illinois fare? On the low end, one county had an unemployment rate of just 4.2 percent. On the opposite side of the scale, one county's unemployment rate was 14.7 percent. What were the 25 highest and lowest counties? We have those in both list form and mapped out for you.

CLICK HERE TO SEE THE MAP OF ILLINOIS COUNTIES AND THEIR UNEMPLOYMENT RATES

This article appears on all Patch Chicago sites. The views expressed in this post are those of Reboot Illinois and do not necessarily reflect those of Patch or its editors.

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