State officials say unemployment in all 12 Illinois metro areas dropped in May, and all but three of those regions added jobs or were unchanged. The Illinois Department of Employment Security put out its monthly metro and county-level unemployment stats today.
Austan Goolsbee, a longtime advisor to President Barack Obama, will resign his post as chairman of the Council of Economic Advisors this summer to return to teaching at the University of Chicago Graduate School of Business, the White House announced Tuesday. Goolsbee has been the face of the Wh
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.