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Quinn, Rauner Use Jobs Claims As Campaign Weapons

Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn and Republican rival Bruce Rauner have both sought to use the state’s jobs situation as a political weapon. But their claims and the numbers behind them demonstrate that the picture isn’t nearly as clear as either Quinn or Rauner suggests.

07/21/2014

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Poll: 42 Percent Know Somebody Who Has Given Up Looking For Work

While the unemployment rate continues to fall nationally, 42 percent of Americans say the know somebody who has simply given up looking for work, a new poll finds.

05/05/2014

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Job Search Continues For Many Into 2014

More than 567,000 thousand people are unemployed in the Chicago area alone, and many of them were using the day after Christmas to jump on that job search. CBS 2′s Dana Kozlov reports.

12/26/2013

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Chicago Brewer To Employ Only Veterans

Paul Jenkins says veterans are twice as likely to be unemployed. For disabled veterans, the national rate is at a staggering 88 percent.

WBBM Newsradio–10/22/2013

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Workers Changing Jobs At Faster Rate

It used to be people hung on to their jobs as long as possible, spending decades with the same company. Today, more workers are leaving jobs rapidly. Believe it or not, it’s a sign the economy is getting better.

10/02/2013

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Hobart, Ind. Company Grows With Economy

Business is booming so much at Teleperformance that by Sept. 1 they hope to have this 700-station call center operating at full capacity. CBS 2′s Mike Puccinelli reports.

08/02/2013

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Need For Special-Ed Teachers Provides Opportunities For Millennials

Young people right out of college call it a crisis as the unemployment rate among the millennials is high. CBS 2′s Jim Williams reports there is a profession with lots of job openings, but the work is very demanding.

07/17/2013

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Chicago To Test Job Assistance Program For Veterans, Long-Term Unemployed

The pilot program is seeking employers willing to hire workers who have been retrained and redirected.

WBBM Newsradio–05/20/2013

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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.

04/18/2013

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Getting The Unemployed Back To Work: A 60 Minutes Special Report

Is long-term unemployment a hinderance to finding a job?

01/28/2013

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Unemployment Rate Dips, But Some Still Looking For Work

Employers hired 146,000 workers last month, nearly twice as many as analysts expected, dropping the jobless rate to 7.7 percent. CBS 2’s Chris Martinez reports.

12/07/2012

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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.

11/16/2012

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Opinion: Jobless Numbers And The Newest Right Wing Conspiracy Theory

There is a new breed of truthers on the right. Joining the paranoid ranks of the advocates of a government role in 9-11 and the birthers fascination with President Obama’s birth certificate are conservatives that believe the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) is making up jobs numbers to benefit President Obama.

11/16/2012

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Opinion: Ten Reasons Mitt Romney Lost The Election

Today, Republicans feel a combination of confusion, disbelief, and anger as to how a slim majority of Americans can possibly want four more years of the Obama administration in the White House. To many, it seems inconceivable that people want to take a chance on more of the same.

11/07/2012

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Opinion: Obama’s Biggest Failure Has Been On Race Relations

Unfortunately, political poll after political poll reveals that the presidential election of 2012 has much to do – in fact, more to do – with the race of the presidential candidate than most anything else.

11/05/2012

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Opinion: President Obama Says Vote For Revenge

On Friday, President Barack Obama told his supporters at a campaign rally – inside a public high school, no less – to vote for revenge!

11/05/2012

President Obama; Mitt Romney, GOP challenger. (Brendan Hoffman, Justin Sullivan, respectively/Getty Images)

Presidential Candidates Latch Onto Latest Job Numbers

There were more jobs out there, but also more people looking for them. And both candidates tried to use that fact to their advantage, CBS 2 Chief Correspondent Jay Levine reports.

11/02/2012

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Opinion: A Few Brave Newspapers Endorse Romney Fighting Tide Of Liberal Press

The newspapers that are not endorsing President Barack Obama are extremely brave. They are to be positively recognized for their courage to stand up against the onslaught of the liberal media which refuses to speak in the best interest of the country as the presidential election nears.

11/02/2012

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Opinion: Single-Issue Voting Is Wrong In These Multi-Issue Times

Consider the economy, the job market, the recent horrendous occurrences in the Middle East before voting for a person because of his race, his social-issue promises, or any other rather selfish reasons.

10/31/2012

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Opinion: No News For Obama

President Obama doesn’t want to have to answer the “difficult” questions on the economy, jobs, the turmoil related to America in the Middle East, and more so he avoids solid news programs to go on popular fluff shows to get softball questions.

10/26/2012

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