Job Losses

(AP Graphic)

Joliet Area Steel Plant Closing To Cost 110 Jobs

The Gerdau steel plant, once owned by Sheffield Steel, originally started in the 1860s as a horseshoe factory. The plant produces steel “flats and squares” used by manufacturers, fabricators and cold finishers in their products.


(AP Graphic)

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.


Unemployment Line

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.

CBS Chicago–11/18/2011