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This morning, the US Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) released preliminary February 2015 unemployment rates for all Metropolitan Statistical Areas (MSAs).

The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) released new figures from its Job Openings & Labor Turnover Survey (JOLTS), which tracks job openings, hires, and separations (quits, layoffs and discharges, and other separations including retirement).

Yesterday, the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago released February 2015 figures for its Midwest Economy Index (MEI). The MEI is a weighted average of 129 indicators designed to measure non-farm business activity in the Midwest (IL, IN, MI, WI, IA).

The Illinois Department of Employment Security (IDES) has released preliminary February 2015 unemployment rates for municipalities across the state based on the current population survey (or “household survey”)

Standard & Poor’s (S&P) has released values for its Case-Shiller Home Price Index, which tracks the prices of existing single-family homes in 20 U.S. metro areas.

On March 23, the Illinois Association of Realtors (IAR) reported that residential sales in the city of Chicago increased by 3.9% since last year, with 1,448 sales in February 2015 compared to 1,393 sales in February 2014. 

This morning, the US Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) released preliminary Janurary 2015 unemployment rates for all Metropolitan Statistical Areas (MSAs).

Updated metrics on hotel average daily rate and occupancy trends, air passengers for the City of Chicago.

The Illinois Department of Employment Security (IDES) has released preliminary January 2015 unemployment rates for municipalities across the state based on the current population survey (or “household survey”)

Program Designed to Encourage Chicago’s Leading Institutions to Support Neighborhood Small Businesses; Potential to Drive $80 Million in Additional Revenue to Small Businesses

The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) released new figures from its Job Openings & Labor Turnover Survey (JOLTS), which tracks job openings, hires, and separations (quits, layoffs and discharges, and other separations including retirement).

Chicago reports more than 620 Corporate Expansions which Created Over 21,000 Jobs and Generated $6.8 Billion in Investment in 2014

Headquarters attraction and expansion is a key component of Chicago’s Plan for Economic Growth and Jobs

WBC, Choose Chicago, and DCASE are returning to South By Southwest (SXSW) to promote Chicago’s technology, music, and film industries

World Business Chicago tracks indicators from month to month to gauge the strength of several aspects of Chicago’s economy, including employment in major sectors, residential and office real estate data, price and purchasing indexes, freight demand, and auto and truck sales. Note: employment data refers to payroll job estimates for the city of Chicago and is not adjusted for seasonality.

Livingston to add 75 employees at new Chicago office in the historic Chicago Board of Trade building

Company Adds 400 Jobs, Partners with Skills for Chicagoland’s Future to Identify and Recruit Qualified, Under and Unemployed Jobseekers

Leader in pediatric nutrition to locate its global headquarters in Chicago, bringing 200 jobs

Chicago reports more than 620 Corporate Expansions which Created Over 21,000 Jobs and Generated $6.8 Billion in Investment in 2014

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