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The Bloomington-Normal area economy has lost 1,300 jobs in the past year, helping drive up the unemployment rate, the Illinois Department of Employment Security reported Thursday.

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A new program at Mid Central Community Action (MCCA) provides residents with access to employment coaching and job development.

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Bloomington-Normal’s jobless rate has fallen again, making it the lowest among all metro areas in Illinois.

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Bloomington-Normal's jobless rate fell again in September and remains the lowest among all metro areas in the state, the Illinois Department of Employment Security reported Thursday.