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In late February, the Illinois Association of Realtors (IAR) reported that residential sales in the city of Chicago fell 8.3% year-over-year with 1,295 sales in January 2015 compared to 1,412 in January 2014. 

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.

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

Metro Chicago Exports recently announced the appointment of Thomas Hulseman as founding managing director.

Company plans to add 150 jobs in 2015

In this Executive Spotlight, Cafaro discusses living and working in Chicago.

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.

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).

Company Expansion Reflects Chicago’s Continued Growth

This morning, the US Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) released preliminary December 2014 unemployment rates for all Metropolitan Statistical Areas (MSAs).

Today, the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago released December 2014 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).

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