CHICAGO — Illinois' unemployment rate went up slightly in October even as the state added 30,000 more jobs.Officials said Friday that the unemployment rate in Illinois is 10.1 percent, above the national rate of 9 percent.
Illinois Comptroller Judy Baar Topinka said Monday the state is not prepared for a second economic recession.The tax watchdog group Civic Federation projected Illinois would end the 2012 fiscal year $8.3 billion in debt.
As President Obama gears up for a Thursday speech before Congress about his jobs agenda, a civil rights leader in his hometown is urging him to focus on proposing massive investment in construction projects.With official unemployment hovering above 9 percent, the president is expected to propose tra
Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn is trying to throw another wrench into a key immigration-enforcement program of President Obama’s administration, saying it ensnares too many people and erodes trust in local police.
July unemployment rates dropped from a year earlier in all but one of Illinois' 12 metro areas.The state Department of Employment Security said Thursday that the Davenport-Moline-Rock Island area had the lowest unemployment rate at 7.1 percent.
There are more than 25 million Americans who are either unemployed or can't find full-time work.Nationwide, the broader unemployment rate, which tracks this group, is 16.2 percent. But the rate varies widely from state to state, according to the latest numbers from the BLS.