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Unemployment
9:58 am
Fri June 20, 2014

Mixed News For Illinois' Jobs Picture

Originally published on Fri June 20, 2014 6:14 am

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.

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Employment Growth
1:00 pm
Fri March 28, 2014

A Slow Go for Illinois' Economy

Credit Flickr Commons / Markheybo

An economist predicts raising the minimum wage would hurt already poor job growth in Illinois.

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High Jobless Rate in Illinois
4:20 pm
Mon January 20, 2014

Durbin Pushing for Unemployment Assistance

U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin speaks with reporters Sunday outside his home in Springfield.
Credit Brian Mackey

U-S Senator Dick Durbin (D-IL) said one of his first priorities when the Senate reconvenes will be to call for an extension of unemployment benefits.

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Bill Knight – April 18
12:08 pm
Wed April 17, 2013

Real Reform Could Spur Job Growth

Bill Knight

Superficial reforms are failing, I reckon.

U.S. employers in March hired at the slowest rate since last June, adding just 88,000 jobs to non-farm payrolls, with steep job cuts in retail and government sectors, including 12,000 at the U.S. Postal Service, according to the U.S. Labor Department’s monthly report released April 5.

Economists had forecast the month’s gain to be about 190,000.

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New reports says poverty rose 8 percent since 2000
3:11 pm
Wed January 16, 2013

A Third of IL Residents in or very Near Poverty

http://www.heartlandalliance.org

A third of Illinois residents live in, or a very near poverty levels. That’s the finding of a  new report which also shows some of the counties with the highest poverty rates are in Western Illinois.

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