A Bronzeville-based group says City Hall should set its sights on putting more black men to work–instead of hosting an international meeting like NATO.
The U.S. Labor Department says the jobless rate fell in November to 8.6 percent, down from 9 percent the month before. CBS 2’s Dorothy Tucker takes a look at the face on the newly employed.
The ongoing economic slowdown has forced people into the job market who last wrote up a resume on a typewriter. A program at the Harper College Schaumburg campus is working to provide them with today’s job-seeking skills.
While the overall employment rate hovers around 9 percent, for post-Sept. 11 veterans, it’s higher, dramatically higher: 12.4 per cent. CBS 2’s Derrick Blakley reports.
The unemployment rate in Illinois fell to 8.8 percent in March from 8.9 percent in February and from 11 percent a year earlier, the Illinois Department of Employment Security said Thursday.