Unemployment dips in Clark and Champaign counties in November

The assembly department at the Springfield Topre plant. BILL LACKEY/STAFF

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The assembly department at the Springfield Topre plant. BILL LACKEY/STAFF

The unemployment rate dropped in both Clark and Champaign counties during November.

Clark County saw its unemployment rate decrease from 5% in October to 4.3% in November. Champaign County saw a similar decrease between October and November with the unemployment rate going from 4.8% to 3.6%.

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There was a decrease in the number of people participating in Clark County’s labor force compared to October, which tracts those employed in some capacity or actively looking for work.

In Clark County that number was 64,100 in November compared to 64,700 reported in October.

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However, in Champaign county the labor force last month was 20,200 and did not change from November. The number of people listed as employed in the county last month did increase by 300.