PI Original Josh Kalven Friday August 22nd, 2008, 10:23am

Chicago Unemployment Climbs to 7.5%

From the Sun-Times:

The unemployment rate in the Chicago metropolitan area jumped to 7.5
percent in July from 5.4 percent a year earlier, and the area lost
2,700 jobs, the Illinois Department of Employment Security reported
Thursday.

The higher rate ...

From the Sun-Times:

The unemployment rate in the Chicago metropolitan area jumped to 7.5 percent in July from 5.4 percent a year earlier, and the area lost 2,700 jobs, the Illinois Department of Employment Security reported Thursday.

The higher rate followed a report last week that the state’s unemployment rate in July rose to 7.3 percent from 5.1 percent.

According to the article, every one of the metro areas in Illinois saw an increase last month.  Rockford tops the list, with an unemployment rate of nine percent, as compared to 6.1 percent a year earlier.

(H/T Capitol Fax)

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