Civic Federation's Laurence Msall: Staggering Unemployment Claims Will Put Major Strain On Illinois, Chicago BudgetsThe math is staggering – according to the U.S. Department of Labor, there were 114,663 unemployment claims in Illinois alone last week amid the coronavirus crisis.
COVID-19 Crisis Leaves Thousands Unemployed; 'Very Quickly It Became Real'"I think most people understand that its pretty congested right now. So I'm being patient."
Illinois Unemployment Skyrockets As Many Businesses Shut Down Due To COVID-19 PandemicThere were 114,663 unemployment claims in Illinois for the week that ended March 21, up more than 10 times for the week prior, when there were 10,870 jobless claims in the state.
Unemployment Claims Surge To Record 3.3 Million As Coronavirus Slams Labor MarketRoughly 3.3 million people filed a claim for jobless aid in the week ending March 21, a nearly fivefold increase over the previous record in 1982.
Jet's Pizza Hiring Delivery Drivers As Coronavirus Outbreak Leads To LayoffsThe company said it has hundreds of job opportunities for people who have been laid off due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Chicagoans Help Each Other Find Work During COVID-19 Crisis"I know what that it feels like to be down and out and sometimes you need someone to give you a helping hand."
State Fixes Database Problem That Delayed Nearly 30,000 Unemployment ChecksThe State of Illinois has fixed a database problem that delayed nearly 30,000 unemployment checks.
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.