Tuesday, April 2, 2013
With a growing number of job openings, more job seekers who stopped searching during the depression are heading back into the job market, causing unemployment numbers to rise in Illinois.
Unemployment rates in Illinois rose slightly from January to February, to 10.5 percent, and they are one point higher from the same period in 2012, according to new figures released last week. During February, Illinois saw job growth in five metro areas and declines in seven metro areas, according to data released by the U.S. Department of Labor and the Illinois Department of Employment Security. While unemployment numbers have increased slightly in Illinois, the increase comes as the state added more than 12,400 jobs in February and more people sought work, according to officials with the Illinois Department of Employment Security (IDES). "This is the counter-intuitive part of an economic recovery. If job creation is picking up, how can…
Saturday, February 2, 2013
Unemployment rates statewide increased slightly from November to December 2012 but are still down compared to the the end of 2011, according to new figures released last week.
Saturday, February 2
Unemployment numbers locally, regionally and statewide remained relatively unchanged in December. Elmhurst unemployment increased slightly, from 6.0 percent in November to 6.3 percent in December. Elmhurst unemployment in December decreased just .1 percent over December 2011 numbers. November local unemployment rates fell slightly in nine of 12 metro areas compared to last year, according to data released by the U.S. Department of Labor and the Illinois Department of Employment Security. "The most pressing challenge to our economic progress is the uncertainty tied to Congress, the debt ceiling and the fiscal cliff," IDES Director Jay Rowell said. "Our economic recovery could be compromised if Congress is not seen as working together to …
Sunday, January 6, 2013
The Department of Employment Security said last month that a solution is necessary to help improve jobless rates.
Sunday, January 6
Unemployment rates in Elmhurst improved slightly from October to November, mirroring the improvement across DuPage County for that time period. But year-over-year unemployment rates are tracking somewhat better than that in many DuPage communities. November local unemployment rates fell in 11 of 12 metro areas compared to last year, according to data released by the U.S. Department of Labor and the Illinois Department of Employment Security. Unemployment rates statewide dropped slightly from October to November, to 8.2 percent, and are a full percentage point lower compared to 2011, according to new figures released last month. The U.S. average unemployment rate was 7.4 percent in November 2012. "The trend of falling unemployment rates …
Monday, November 26, 2012
Unemployment in Elmhurst is down .2 percent from this time last year.
Monday, November 26, 2012
Unemployment rates in Elmhurst increased .5 percent from September to October, but they are still down .2 percent compared to this same time last year, according to new figures released last week. October local unemployment rates fell in every metro area compared to last year, according to data released by the U.S. Department of Labor and the Illinois Department of Employment Security. Some are optimistic about the drop. "Falling unemployment rates across our state and the lowest October rates since 2008 show that that our steady economic progress continues," IDES Director Jay Rowell said in a news release. "We now look to Congress to address the fiscal cliff. If not resolved, our future economic progress will be in jeopardy." IDES …