- 11:26 am - Fri, Feb 17, 2012
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INTERACTIVE GRAPHIC — A look at Illinois’ high rate of long-term unemployment: In 2000, the number of Illinois workers unemployed for more than six months was around 36,000. A decade later, that number skyrocketed to 254,000. Our latest interactive graphic looks at the average duration of unemployment in five Midwestern states.
Have you been unemployed for longer than six months since the recession hit?
- 12:42 pm - Mon, Feb 13, 2012
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Chicago Auto Show — Ford, Chrysler beef up assembly lines: Auto manufacturers are bringing more than just cars to Chicago, they’re also bringing jobs. Ford Motor Co., for example, moved production of its police vehicles to Chicago after closing a plant in Canada. “Every single police unit that is made by Ford is made here in Chicago,” said Mary Culler, Ford’s director of government affairs.
Credit: Ford Motor Company / Flickr
- 11:22 am - Tue, Jan 24, 2012
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Illinois teens face bleak job prospects, report says: Teenagers have trouble finding jobs anywhere in America, but the task has become particularly tough in Illinois, according to a new report being released on Tuesday. Just 27.5 percent of Illinois teenagers were employed full or part time in 2011, down from around 50 percent in 1999-2000, the study finds.