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Illinois unemployment decreases year-over-year

Posted on June 5, 2011

Illinois unemployment is decreasing slowly but surely, according to recent BLS stats. In April, 237 metropolitan areas reported over-the-year increases in nonfarm payroll employment, 126 reported decreases, and 9 had no change. The largest over-the-year employment increase was recorded in Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, Texas (+83,100), followed by Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, Texas (+51,100), Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, Ill.-Ind.-Wis. (+37,100), and Los […]


Job Growth in Illinois Remains Flat

Posted on June 15, 2010

According to a recent Manpower survey, job growth in Illinois remains flat, which doesn’t bode well for the thousands of unemployed workers in the state. Overall, the survey showed that employer hiring plans for the third quarter also remains flat, despite recent positive stats showcased in the media. A seasonally adjusted net 6% of firms […]


Illinois Unemployment Up Again

Posted on July 20, 2009

As the state continues to lose jobs, Illinois unemployment continues to increase as well. During June, the State of Illinois saw its unemployment rate increase from 10.1 percent to 10.3 percent, which is higher than the national unemployment rate of 9.5 percent. The state hasn’t seen its unemployment rate decrease since March 2007, when it […]


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