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by Aricka Flowers
2:24pm
Mon Jun 13, 2011

Illinois Teen Unemployment Rate Higher Than National Average As School Year Ends

As schools let out for the summer, Illinois teens face an uphill battle if they are looking for a summer gig, according to new numbers from the Census Bureau's Employment Policy Institute (EPI). 

In fact, Illinois was listed as one of 25 states with a teen unemployment rate averaging more than 25 percent. The nation's teen unemployment rate is 24.2 percent.

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