Posts Tagged: economy

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Nixon: Credit agencies reaffirm state’s AAA credit rating

(KTRS/AP) – Governor Jay Nixon said the state has kept its Triple-A credit rating. Nixon this week announced three rating agencies reaffirmed th...
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Illinois’ jobless rate falls in July

The Illinois Department of Employment Security said Thursday in its monthly report on unemployment that the jobless rate fell from 5.9 percent in June
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Report: African-Americans in St. Louis more likely to be unemployed than whites

The report,is available at http://www.ewgateway.org/wws
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Illinois jobless rate drops again

CHICAGO (AP) – The Illinois Department of Employment Security says the state’s unemployment rate dropped to 5.9 percent in June. It was th...
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Missouri adds jobs, unemployment rate holds steady

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) – A new report shows Missouri’s jobless rate held steady in June while the state gained 1,500 jobs. Figures from ...
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Illinois jobless rate drops in all metro areas

CHICAGO (AP) – State officials say unemployment dropped in March in each of Illinois’ metropolitan areas for the 13th consecutive month. T...
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Stocks close the week on sour note

NEW YORK (AP) – U.S. stocks are closing broadly lower following steep declines in Europe. Investors are worried that Greece may default on its d...
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Governor Rauner wants to “rip the economic guts out of Indiana”

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) – Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner says he wants “rip the economic guts out of Indiana” He told the Chicago Tribune Edit...
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March shows slump in U.S. economy

WASHINGTON (AP) — For months, the U.S. economy’s strength has been flagging. Manufacturing slowed. Fewer homes were built. Cheaper gas failed ...
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Illinois jobless rate reaches lowest level since 2008

CHICAGO (AP) – Unemployment continued to fall in Illinois in February, hitting 6 percent for the first time since 2008. The Illinois Department ...