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As Illinois Struggles, Animated Map Shows Stark Unemployment Contrasts In MidwestAs most of the nation continues to slowly come back from high unemployment from the Great Recession, Illinois continues to struggle in its job recovery, according to data from the U.S. Bureau Of Labor Statistics.
Chicago Area Sees Boost In Employment In The Information IndustryThe information industry, which includes motion pictures and sound recording, posts positive gains from year-ago levels.
Construction Employment In Chicago Sees Positive Turnaround From Year-Ago LevelsWith residential and highway projects underway, the Chicago area is seeing an increase in construction employment.
Manufacturing Jobs In Chicago See Year-Over-Year UptickAccording to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, manufacturing is one sector seeing an increase in the Chicago metropolitan area.
Chicago Sees Steady, Significant Jobs Growth Month On MonthJobs from health care to sales are all seeing increases in listings in the Chicago metro area.
Professional Sector Jobs Increased 2.9% Year Over Year In ChicagoProfessional and business services jobs showed significant gains year over year in the Chicago metro area.
Many Employers Now Actively Seeking VeteransThose returning home to Chicago from military service may find an especially receptive job market.
Skill Shortage: Demand For Nurses In Chicago On The RiseWant to be a nurse? In Chicago, demand for nurses remains high.
Job Market Skill Gaps In ChicagoLooking for a job? Jobs in fields like nursing, security and criminal justice are hiring in Chicago.
Getting The Unemployed Back To Work: A 60 Minutes Special ReportIs long-term unemployment a hinderance to finding a job?
Chicago Sees Continued High Job Vacancies Within Criminal JusticeCriminal justice continues to be a burgeoning field for job seekers.
Opinion: Jobless Numbers And The Newest Right Wing Conspiracy TheoryThere is a new breed of truthers on the right. Joining the paranoid ranks of the advocates of a government role in 9-11 and the birthers fascination with President Obama's birth certificate are conservatives that believe the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) is making up jobs numbers to benefit President Obama.
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