Each week on Venture, we trek out into the local business scene to see how wider economic trends are playing out on the micro-level. This week, we'll get unemployment rates for cities across Illinois.The state's been slowly adding jobs again, but the gains aren't spread evenly.
The latest government data suggest some states are recovering much faster than others from the recession, including a few that were hit the hardest. U.S. companies have added jobs for 12 straight months, but the gains have been uneven.The U.S.
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As the Bears get set to host the Seattle Seahawks in their divisional playoff this Sunday, Chicagoans are starting to come together like they did when the Blackhawks glided toward hockey’s Stanley Cup last spring.The excitement brings to mind some words of a 19th century German philosopher: &l
The nation's jobless rate declined to 9.4 percent in December from 9.8 percent the month before. And businesses added a relatively modest 103,000 jobs to their payrolls, the Bureau of Labor Statistics just reported.We'll add more to this post as we sift through the report.