City Should Forget NATO, Focus On Getting Black Men Jobs, Advocates Say

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.


Doreen Baker, director of development for Asian Human Services, is glad to have her new job. (CBS)

Consumer Confidence Helps Drive Down Jobless Rate

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.


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Program Provides Unemployed With Today’s Job-Seeking Skills

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.

WBBM Newsradio–09/09/2011

Army Reservist Germaine Tyler attends a job fair Thursday. (CBS)

Jobless Plight Even Tougher For Veterans

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.


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Unemployment Rate Falls To 8.8 Percent In Illinois

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.