Job Openings Matches Number Of Unemployed For First Time In DecadesAccording to a new report from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, employers were advertising openings for 6.55 million positions in March. The May 8 release adds that 6.59 million Americans were unemployed at that time
House Considers Bill to Reduce Time for Jobless BenefitsLawmakers in a House committee on Tuesday approved legislation to reduce the time laid off workers could receive benefits from 20 weeks to 13 weeks, if the state's jobless rate is below 6 percent.
Illinois Unemployment Drops in 2017The unemployment rate dropped across all of Illinois' metro areas for the sixth month in a row.
Illinois Unemployment Sees Slight IncreaseThe June jobless rate came in at 4.7 percent, up from 4.6 percent in May.
Illinois Unemployment Rate Shows Declining WorkforceUnemployment was down in most of Illinois' metro areas, but that isn't necessarily a good thing.
Mission: St. Louis Brings Workforce Development Center to North Grand Ave.Will provide training, legal services, bank and incubator in old YMCA building.
Ill. at Lowest Unemployment Rate Since 2007The drop to 5.4 percent leaves Illinois' jobless rate at its lowest point since late 2007.
Missouri Jobless Rate Drops Slightly in FebruarySeasonally adjusted nonfarm employment is up by about 15,600 jobs compared to February 2016.
Illinois Sees Inconsistent Changes in UnemploymentThe Metro East unemployment rate fell from 6.7 percent in January 2016 to 6.6 percent in January 2017.
Mo. House Votes to Lower Unemployment BenefitsThe Missouri House approved lowering unemployment benefits from twenty weeks to thirteen.
Illinois Worst In Reclaiming Jobless BenefitsAssociated Press looked at overpayment of unemployment dollars
Illinois Sees Falling Unemployment RateThe metro east unemployment rate fell from 6.4 percent last year to 5.7 percent this past July.