The Daily Northwestern

Illinois unemployment rate hits historic low

Emma Edmund, Assistant City Editor

September 24, 2019

Illinois hit a 4 percent unemployment rate in August, the state’s lowest monthly unemployment rate, according to the Illinois Department of Employment Security. The announcement is based on preliminary data from the U.S. Bure...

Evanston unemployment rate in March drops to 2.8 percent, a sign of a strong economy

Alan Perez, Editor in Chief

April 26, 2019

The job market in Evanston remained strong in March, with the unemployment rate dropping to 2.8 percent from 3.1 percent the month before. The data, released Thursday by the Illinois Department of Employment Security, shows...

Kelly, Durbin introduce legislation targeting unemployment in areas with high poverty rates

Stavros Agorakis, Reporter

April 19, 2017

U.S. Rep. Robin Kelly (D-Ill.) and U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) will introduce two pieces of legislation to Congress next week that detail a plan to increase employment opportunities for at-risk Illinois youth, according to...