jobs http://tspr.org en Mixed News For Illinois' Jobs Picture http://tspr.org/post/mixed-news-illinois-jobs-picture <img class="wysiwyg-asset-image-wrapper inset" data-caption="" data-attribution="" typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://mediad.publicbroadcasting.net/p/wnij/files/styles/card_280/public/201304/jobs.jpg" alt="" /><p>Illinois' jobless rate is now at 7.5 percent. It's the third consecutive monthly decrease. And it's at its lowest level since 2008. Fri, 20 Jun 2014 14:58:00 +0000 Mike Moen 55214 at http://tspr.org Mixed News For Illinois' Jobs Picture Low Wages Stalling Economic Recovery http://tspr.org/post/low-wages-stalling-economic-recovery <p>Differences on Capitol Hill have made recovery from the Great Recession difficult. Differences in interpreting what’s good and what’s bad in what’s happening with the economy have made recovery efforts worse. Wed, 15 Jan 2014 16:57:00 +0000 Bill Knight 46777 at http://tspr.org Low Wages Stalling Economic Recovery Big Business Not Hiring Despite Profits http://tspr.org/post/big-business-not-hiring-despite-profits <p>The country’s unemployment crisis is because workers no longer have marketable skills prospective employers want, according to corporate-cozy politicians who repeat Big Business’s excuse for not hiring, despite record corporate profits.</p><p>Such a justification is another “blame-the-victim” attack rather than helping jobless Americans.</p> Wed, 17 Oct 2012 15:50:12 +0000 Bill Knight 23078 at http://tspr.org Big Business Not Hiring Despite Profits