Tuesday, January 29, 2013
The DePage County part of St. Charles showed a continued decline, however, as statewide unemployment increased slightly from November to December 2012. Numbers are still down from December 2011.
Tuesday, January 29
By Michael Sewall Unemployment rates increased slightly in most of St. Charles, as well as elsewhere in Illinois, from November 2012 to December, but the numbers are still down from December 2011, according to new figures released last week. December figures released by the U.S. Department of Labor and the Illinois Department of Employment Security show St. Charles’ jobless rate in the city’s Kane County portion increasing from 6.5 percent in November to 7.0 percent in December, but still down from 7.8 in December 2011. On the DuPage County side of St. Charles, unemployment actually dropped to 2.8 percent in December from 3.1 in November, and from 4.8 percent in December 2011. December local unemployment rates fell in nine of 12 metro …
Sunday, January 6, 2013
With a fiscal cliff looming, the Illinois Department of Employment Security said last month that a solution was necessary to help improve jobless rates.
Sunday, January 6
By Michael Sewall Unemployment rates in Illinois dropped slightly from October 2012 to November, to 8.2 percent, and are a full percentage point compared to 2011, according to new figures released last week. In St. Charles, the opposite was true, with the jobless rate increasing slightly on both the Kane County and DuPage County portions of the city from October to November 2012. Still, November rates were down from a year ago. November local unemployment rates fell in 11 of 12 metro areas compared to last year, according to data released by the U.S. Department of Labor and the Illinois Department of Employment Security. “The trend of falling unemployment rates across Illinois shows that our economy continues to improve,” IDES Director …
Tuesday, November 27, 2012
Although unemployment is down from a year ago, October 2012 numbers increased slightly from the prior month.
Jobless rates in Illinois increased slightly from September 2012 to October but still are down from a year earlier, according to new figures released last week. October local unemployment rates fell in every metro area compared to last year, according to data released by the U.S. Labor Department and the Illinois Department of Employment Security. In Kane County’s portion of St. Charles, the jobless rate rose a half of a percentage point from September to October 2012; but October’s numbers dropped 1.4 points from a year earlier. In the DuPage County portion of the city, there was no month-to-month change, although unemployment dropped 3.9 percentage points from October 2011 to October 2012. “Falling unemployment rates across our state and…