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Unemployment Numbers Drop For Christian County

 width=Despite last week’s disastrous drop in the stock market, reports were filed that job creation was up throughout the nation, and unemployment decreased once again, and for central Illinois, optimism is high as unemployment on a local level has seen a steady decrease over the last twelve months.

In Christian County, the unemployment level dropped almost 1-percent since last year, and as Christian County Economic Development Corporation executive director Mary Renner explains the organization looks to continue that trend.

[audio:mren88a.mp3]Listen to Renner's comments here.[/audio]

Renner adds that one of the county’s largest employers, GSI, continues to be a leader in the Christian County community.

[audio:mren88b.mp3]Listen to Renner's comments here.[/audio]

The CCEDC is scheduled to have their annual meeting this October with Bart Ford of Tenaska to be the special guest speaker.

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