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Illinois jobless rate dips to 8.8% in March

Illinois’ unemployment rate fell to 8.8 percent in March, improving for the 14th consecutive month, the Illinois Department of Employment Security said Thursday.

The March rate was down one-tenth of a percentage point from February and is the lowest jobless rate since February 2009, when it was 8.6 percent. Get the full story »

Illinois businesses to see tax increase in 2012

Starting next year, Illinois businesses will see a tax increase and the recently unemployed will lose a week of jobless benefits, according to a compromise bill passed earlier this month in the Illinois Legislature. Get the full story »

Unemployment falls in all Illinois metro areas

The Illinois Department of Employment Security is reporting unemployment in all the state’s metropolitan areas fell in October.

The agency reported Wednesday the metro area showing the largest decline in unemployment was Peoria, down 2.4 points to 9.3 percent, with Chicago-Joliet-Naperville 1.5 points lower at 8.9 percent. Rockford was 1.4 points lower at 14.4 percent, and Decatur 1.4 points lower at 10.9 percent. Get the full story »

Chicago unemployment falls to 9.7%

Chicago’s jobless rate in August fell to 9.7 percent, down from 10.1 percent a year ago. The unemployment figure for the Chicago-Joliet-Naperville area was reported Thursday by the Illinois Department of Employment Security. Get the full story »