The Unemployment Rate Fell To 3.9% In JulyWorkers' paychecks grew tepidly from the previous month and are up just 2.7% compared to the same time last year.
Hiring Rebounds In May With 223,000 Jobs AddedBusinesses hired robustly in May, reversing the slowing trend of the preceding two months, the Labor Department reported Friday. Here's what you need to know.
Job Openings Matches Number Of Unemployed For First Time In DecadesAccording to a new report from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, employers were advertising openings for 6.55 million positions in March. The May 8 release adds that 6.59 million Americans were unemployed at that time
Illinois Unemployment Levels Hit Lowest Point In A DecadeIllinois' unemployment rate has hit its lowest level in more than a decade.
Black Unemployment Hits All-Time LowBlack unemployment is at its lowest point on record, yet it's still well above the jobless rate for white, Hispanic or Asian Americans.
Positively Chicago: Church Program Connects People To Well-Paying JobsUnemployment on Chicago’s West and South Sides is much higher than the national average, but one church is trying to put a dent in that number.
Study: Jobless Youth Without Diplomas Cost Billions In Lost TaxesIllinois has more than 48,000 people between the ages of 16 and 24 who are jobless, out of school, and without a high school diploma.
Illinois Unemployment Rate Rises To 5.6 Percent In OctoberThe Illinois Department of Employment Security says the statewide unemployment rate edged up to 5.6 percent in October despite a modest increase in jobs.
Two Young Black Men: No One Will Hire UsA University of Illinois-Chicago study indicates 47 percent of young minority men are unemployed, if they're not in school, far exceeding the national average.
CHA Getting $3M In Federal Funds For Jobs Program At Altgeld GardensThe Altgeld Gardens public housing development on the South Side has been awarded $3 million by the federal government to use to train residents for the workforce and eventual self-sufficiency.
Rauner To Visit Indiana, Wisconsin, Texas To Lure JobsGov. Bruce Rauner said he’s going the offensive in an effort to increase the number of jobs in Illinois.
Mobile Job Assistance Center Helping Will County's UnemployedThe Will County Mobile Workforce Center is a mobile home that has been turned into a job center, outfitted with a dozen computers for job seekers to use for writing résumés and fill out job applications online.