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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).

Today, the Illinois Department of Employment Security (IDES) released preliminary December 2014 unemployment rates for municipalities across the state based on the current population survey (or “household survey”)

Today, the Illinois Association of Realtors (IAR) reported that residential sales in the city of Chicago fell 6.8% year-over-year with 1,992 sales in December 2014 compared to 2,137 in December 2013.

Appointment Announced at the Third Meeting of the Economic Development and Political Leadership of the Seven Counties of Northeast Illinois and the City of Chicago

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

Chicago served as the backdrop for the 25th U.S.-China Joint Commission on Commerce and Trade (JCCT)

Prescient Edge will move its headquarters to a new, state-of the-art Chicago facility

For World Business Chicago, 2014 was a year filled with transformative projects and initiatives that will impact the city’s economy for years to come. 

This morning, DJX VentureSource released its Q4 2014 venture capital report, which tracks investments into companies that have received at least one round of venture funding.

This morning, the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) released December 2014 figures for the Consumer Price Index, a common measure of inflation. 

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.

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