With Systems Overwhelmed, Thieves Using Past Security Breaches To Rip Off Unemployment BenefitsA recording that asks for patience on the Illinois Department of Employment Security phone line is not well received by Reginald Fitzgerald.
New Data Shows Illinois Economy Losing $183 Million A Day Due To COVID-19Staggering numbers in a new report obtained by CBS 2 show just how hard the coronavirus is hitting the Illinois economy.
Coronavirus By The Numbers: Unprecedented Unemployment Continues As Businesses Remain Closed
Help Wanted: Chicago Companies HiringThe latest government figures put the national unemployment rate at 3.9%, the lowest level since 2000. CBS 2’s Vince Gerasole takes a look at Chicago’s unemployment rate and how it compares to the national average.
Program Seeks To Find Jobs For Unemployed YouthSkills for Chicagoland's Future aims to provide young job seekers with skills and education that will last a lifetime.
Poll: 42 Percent Know Somebody Who Has Given Up Looking For WorkWhile 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.
As Illinois Struggles, Animated Map Shows Stark Unemployment Contrasts In MidwestAs most of the nation continues to slowly come back from high unemployment from the Great Recession, Illinois continues to struggle in its job recovery, according to data from the U.S. Bureau Of Labor Statistics.