Unemployment Rate

Jobless Rate Hits Lowest Level Since September 2008CBS 2’s Dorothy Tucker takes a look at who's been doing the hiring in Chicago.
Daley Slams Governor On Capitol Renovation, Quinn Blocks Further FundsDaley 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.
Chicago’s Jobless Rate Falls In OctoberThe 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.
Illinois Unemployment Rate Unchanged At 8.8 PercentThe latest news on Illinois' unemployment rate is neither really bad nor really good.
Unemployment Rate In Chicago Down From Last YearThe 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.
Report: Chicago's Unemployment Rate Shrinking Fastest, But Still Nation's 3rd WorstA 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.
Unemployed Workers In Illinois Among Thousands Losing Compensation ChecksMore than 200,000 unemployed workers in Illinois and seven other states are losing their unemployment compensation checks this week.
Consumer Confidence Helps Drive Down Jobless RateThe 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.
Unemployment Rate Inches Up In IllinoisThe unemployment rate in Illinois inched up in October, and is now more than 1 percent higher than the national average.
Illinois Unemployment Rate Rises For Third Straight MonthThe 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.
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.
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.