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The Illinois unemployment rate fell two-tenths of a percentage point in October to 6 percent as employers added 40,900 jobs during the month, the Illinois Department of Employment Security and the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics said Thursday.

Earlier this year, business leaders and Republican governors said to cut off a $300-a-week federal unemployment supplement. Many people, they argued, would then take jobs. Yet three months later, there’s been no big influx of job seekers.

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