State jobs data shows mixed results

Employment increased year-over-year in the Chicago region and all 14 Illinois metropolitan areas in November, according to preliminary data release...

December 23, 2022
4:34 AM

Employment increased year-over-year in the Chicago region and all 14 Illinois metropolitan areas in November, according to preliminary data released Thursday by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and the Illinois Department of Employment Security. However, the unemployment rate increased in five metropolitan areas, decreased in four and was unchanged in five. In Chicago and its suburbs, non farm-related jobs in November increased to 3.84 million from 3.7 million in the same month last year. However, the unemployment rate remained unchanged at 4.