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Information signs are posted at the Illinois Department of Employment Security Friday, June 5, 2020, in Chicago. IDES is getting a new director after months of complaints about the difficulties unemployed people in the state had filing for benefits.

Nam Y. Huh

IDES office

Information signs are posted at the Illinois Department of Employment Security Friday, June 5, 2020, in Chicago. IDES is getting a new director after months of complaints about the difficulties unemployed people in the state had filing for benefits.

Nam Y. Huh

Chicago unemployment rate dips to pre-pandemic levels

For the first time in years, the unemployment rate in the Chicago region has sustained a dip below pre-pandemic levels.

Information signs are posted at the Illinois Department of Employment Security Friday, June 5, 2020, in Chicago. IDES is getting a new director after months of complaints about the difficulties unemployed people in the state had filing for benefits.

Nam Y. Huh

   

Is the worst of the economic upheaval from the pandemic behind us? It might be too soon to tell, but preliminary unemployment data suggests that it might be.

Reset digs into the numbers and gets a look ahead for employment in the region.

GUEST: Alden Loury, data project’s editor, WBEZ

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