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Today, the Illinois Department of Employment Security (IDES) released preliminary June 2014 unemployment rates for municipalities across the state.

Seasonally adjusted real average hourly earnings were unchanged from May to June; the result of a 0.2 percent increase in average hourly earnings that was offset by a 0.3 percent increase in inflation (as measured by the Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers).

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