IDES http://wuis.org en State Unemployment Drops To Lowest Since Recession, But Still Behind The Nation http://wuis.org/post/state-unemployment-drops-lowest-recession-still-behind-nation <div style="margin:0;"><font color="black" face="Tahoma" size="2"><span dir="ltr" style="font-size:10pt;"><font face="Times New Roman" size="3"><span style="font-size:12pt;"><font face="Verdana" size="2"><span style="font-size:10pt;">The Illinois unemployment rate is at its lowest mark in five years. Democratic Governor Pat Quinn is touting the news, but the state still lags the nation.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; </span></font></span></font></span></font></div><div style="margin:0;"><br /><p></p> Fri, 16 May 2014 00:30:06 +0000 Lee Strubinger 25232 at http://wuis.org State Unemployment Drops To Lowest Since Recession, But Still Behind The Nation Illinois Unemployment Second Highest In Nation http://wuis.org/post/illinois-unemployment-second-highest-nation <p>With national unemployment at its lowest level since the start of the Great Recession, the numbers keep going the wrong way in several parts of Illinois.</p><p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Peoria, Danville, and Decatur all saw unemployment increase by more than a percentage point.</span></p><p></p> Fri, 23 Aug 2013 01:30:00 +0000 Amanda Vinicky 7732 at http://wuis.org Illinois Unemployment Second Highest In Nation