South Side Church Helps Unemployed Find Work With Apprenticeship ProgramOne south side church is trying to change the statistics, pointing to one young man who has drastically changed his life, from a drug dealer and prison inmate to becoming a construction worker.
New Study: Youth Employment Rates Dropping For Black Men, Increasing For Hispanic WomenMore black men in Chicago are working, specifically men ages 20 to 24. In 2014, 46% of this group was out of work. Two years later, the number dipped to just 37%. CBS 2’s Dorothy Tucker explains the numbers for Hispanics are not as encouraging.
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.
Illinois Unemployment Levels Hit Lowest Point In A DecadeIllinois' unemployment rate has hit its lowest level in more than a decade.
Chicago Urban League Teaches African Americans Job Hunting SkillsThe latest U.S. unemployment rate may not tell the whole story about joblessness in the city's African American neighborhoods.
Illinois Unemployment Rate Drops Below 6 Percent In FebruaryThe Illinois Department of Employment Security says the state's unemployment rate fell below six percent in February.
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.