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Illinois Man Sentenced for Embezzlement

Kenneth Loving of East St. Louis was working for Midwest Service Group when he pilfered more than $25,000 meant for out-of-work Illinoisans.

07/09/2014

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Metro East Unemployment Figures Show Modest Gains

East St. Louis had the highest unemployment rate, 16.6 percent, up from 15.8 percent in February of 2012.

03/28/2013

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Metro East Unemployment Remains At 10.3%

The jobless rate dropped or was flat in five areas, including Illinois’ St. Louis suburbs.

03/14/2013

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Illinois Department of Employment Security Announces Office Closings

The seven offices shutting down are in Centralia, DeKalb, East St. Louis, Galesburg, Jacksonville, Mattoon and Murphysboro.

01/15/2013

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Illinois Unemployment Figures Point To Skills Gap

Emergency Unemployment Compensation (EUC) ends on December 29 for all American, and for Illinois that means nearly 100,000 people will be left without benefits.

12/17/2012

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Illinois Unemployment Drops Again

This is progress, says Greg Rivara of the Illinois Department of Employment Security.

10/19/2012

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Ill. Unemployment Numbers Up

In July, the number of unemployed Illinoisans rose 15,100, to 587,200.

08/17/2012

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Behind Bars and Collecting Unemployment

Illinois looks for inmates collecting unemployment .

07/11/2012

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Illinois Employment Numbers Growing

Since the recovery began, Illinois has added 140,700 corporate-sector jobs.

06/12/2012

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Metro-East Loses 1300 Jobs in Year’s Time

June unemployment figures show improvement in monthly rate, but job losses overall.

07/28/2011