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Economy
4:54 am
Fri June 6, 2014

Thousands Of Illinois Jobs Posted Online In May

More than 200,000 help wanted ads for Illinois jobs were posted online last month.  85 percent were for full time work. According to a news release from the Illinois Department of Employment Security, help wanted region leaders included:

Chicago metro (150,800) 

Bloomington/Peoria region (9,300)

Decatur/Springfield region (7,000)

Rockford Stateline (6,500)

Champaign/Danville (5,500)

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Economy
6:41 am
Thu January 23, 2014

Online Job Postings Up In Illinois

There's some promising news when it comes to job openings posted online in Illinois.

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Employment
6:24 am
Tue January 15, 2013

DeKalb Unemployment Office Closing

Credit IDES

The Illinois Department of Employment Security has announced it is closing seven offices and cutting 192 positions. The list of closures includes the DeKalb office. The agency says the decision is due in part because a somewhat improved economy. That has led to fewer unemployment insurance claims.

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Unemployment
2:12 pm
Thu August 16, 2012

Government jobs loss pushes Illinois unemployment up to 8.9%

Although Illinois added 800 private-sector jobs in July, a sharp decline in local school jobs brought the net tally to 7,100 fewer positions in July than June. That helped the unemployment rate inch upward 0.2 points to 8.9 percent.

Seasonally adjusted preliminary data was released today by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and the Illinois Department of Employment Security (IDES).

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