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Illinois still lags rest of the nation in job growth

By ORPE DIVOUNGUY and BRYCE HILL    The Illinois economy added 2,800 jobs in September, according to data released Oct. 18 by the Illinois Department of Employment Security in conjunction with the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.    The preliminary data show Illinois payrolls climbed 0.05 percent over the month, nearly offsetting the payroll decline experienced in…

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