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Federal Workers Who Got Unemployment During Shutdown Must Pay It Back

Federal workers who received state unemployment benefits during the federal government shutdown, but who later received back pay, must repay the state of Illinois soon.


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Chicago Sees Steady, Significant Jobs Growth Month On Month

Jobs from health care to sales are all seeing increases in listings in the Chicago metro area.


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Coordinator’s Education Making Positive Impact On Patients in Chicago

Get an inside look at what it takes to be a clinic coordinator for a public health department.


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Professional Sector Jobs Increased 2.9% Year Over Year In Chicago

Professional and business services jobs showed significant gains year over year in the Chicago metro area.


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Chief Nursing Officer In Chicago Credits Education With Career Success

Debra Albert in Chicago explains the role that education has played in her career as chief nursing officer.


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Chicago Sees 12.5% Increase In Job Listings Year Over Year

Computer and mathematical-related jobs are in high demand in the Chicago metro area.


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Illinois Unemployment Holds At 9.5 Percent

Job losses were widespread across a range of different types of employers, and indicated that two previous months of increases weren’t a fluke, one economist said.


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Profile: A Nurse In Chicago & Her Education

An expert discusses education trends for nurses in Chicago.


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Skill Shortage: Demand For Nurses In Chicago On The Rise

Want to be a nurse? In Chicago, demand for nurses remains high.


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Job Market Skill Gaps In Chicago

Looking for a job? Jobs in fields like nursing, security and criminal justice are hiring in Chicago.


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Becoming Senior Management In Chicago: A Recruiter’s Advice

Do you have what it takes to be senior management? If so, now is the time to act.


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Chicago Sees Continued High Job Vacancies Within Criminal Justice

Criminal justice continues to be a burgeoning field for job seekers.


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Chicago’s Jobless Rate Falls In October

The unemployment rate in the Chicago area fell to 8.4 percent in October from 9.8 percent a year earlier and the area added 24,200 jobs, the Illinois Department of Employment Security said Wednesday.


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Illinois Unemployment Rate Unchanged At 8.8 Percent

The latest news on Illinois’ unemployment rate is neither really bad nor really good.


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Job Prospects Looking Up For Illinois Military Veterans

BLOOMINGTON, Ill. (CBS) — Job prospects are beginning to look more promising for the state’s military veterans. As WBBM Newsradio’s Catherine Catalane reports, for returning veterans in Illinois, the unemployment rate is better than other […]

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Unemployment Rate Inches Up In Illinois

The unemployment rate in Illinois inched up in October, and is now more than 1 percent higher than the national average.

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Illinois Unemployment Rate Rises For Third Straight Month

The unemployment rate in Illinois jumped to 9.5 percent in July from a revised 9.1 percent in June, rising for the third straight month, and the state lost 24,900 jobs month-over-month, according to the Illinois Department of Employment Security.


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Unemployment Rises In Illinois For First Time In 15 Months

Unemployment in Illinois was up modestly last month, breaking a 15-month trend of declining joblessness in the state.

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Chicago Unemployment Falls To 8.7 Percent In March

The unemployment rate in the Chicago area fell to 8.7 percent in March from 9 percent in February and from 11.1 percent in March 2010, the Illinois Department of Employment Security said Thursday.

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Unemployment Crisis Hits Teens

The worsening economy has now hit teenagers, and new statistics for Illinois show that African-American teens in particular are more likely to be without a job.

CBS Chicago–04/18/2011