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Jobless Rate Hits Lowest Level Since September 2008

CBS 2’s Dorothy Tucker takes a look at who’s been doing the hiring in Chicago.


Gov. Pat Quinn and Democratic challenger Bill Daley (Credit: CBS)

Daley Slams Governor On Capitol Renovation, Quinn Blocks Further Funds

Daley held a news conference Tuesday to blast Illinois’ 9.2 percent unemployment rate – the second worst in the nation, and the worst in the Midwest.


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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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Unemployment Rate In Chicago Down From Last Year

The unemployment rate in the Chicago metropolitan area fell to 8.8 percent in August from 10.5 percent a year earlier and down from 9.2 percent in July.


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Report: Chicago’s Unemployment Rate Shrinking Fastest, But Still Nation’s 3rd Worst

A new report touted by Mayor Rahm Emanuel says Chicago’s unemployment rate is shrinking faster than that of any major city – even though it is still the third highest in the nation.

CBS Chicago–07/18/2012

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Unemployed Workers In Illinois Among Thousands Losing Compensation Checks

More than 200,000 unemployed workers in Illinois and seven other states are losing their unemployment compensation checks this week.


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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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

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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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State Unemployment Dips To 8.9%

Illinois’ seasonally adjusted unemployment rate fell for the 13th consecutive month in February, dropping -0.1 to 8.9 percent. The last time the state rate was below 9.0 percent was two years ago in February 2009.


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City’s Unemployment Rate At 9.4%

January’s unemployment level in the Chicago area fell to 9.4 percent — down from 11.6 percent a year earlier, but unemployment rose from 8.6 percent in December.


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Illinois Unemployment At 9 Percent

The Illinois jobless rate dipped slightly, to 9 percent, in January, the 12th straight monthly decline.


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Unemployment Rate Declined In December

State officials say the unemployment rate in Illinois declined again in December to 9.3 percent – its lowest level since March 2009.