The Illinois Department of Employment Security says the state’s unemployment rate held steady in March at 6 percent.
The state unemployment rate had fallen in 11 of the previous 12 months.
Department Director Jeff Mays said Thursday in the agency’s monthly report that Illinois continues to struggle with sluggish job growth. Still, a year ago Illinois had a 7.9 percent jobless rate.
The biggest job gains in March were in the trade, transportation and utilities sector, which added a net 4,200 jobs. The construction industry grew by a net 3,600 jobs.
Hospitality employers cut a net 4,900 jobs and employment at financial activities firms was down by 2,400 jobs.
The national unemployment rate for March was 5.5 percent.
A state budget with ‘firm fiscal foundation’ that shows ‘tremendous progress?’ Or a ‘cynical’ election-year ploy to buy votes?
Police responded to a ShotSpotter alert in the 5900 block of South Ashland Avenue when they were shot at, police said. Five men were later taken into custody, two of whom were wounded. No officers were hurt.
The bodies of three men have been removed from an apartment building that collapsed May 28. One survivor is suing the current and former owners, alleging they failed to notify residents of deteriorating conditions.
The Bears want what they want, and whichever suburb decides to pony up will get what it has coming.
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