Posts Tagged: economy

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Illinois’ jobless rate drops again in September

CHICAGO (AP) – The Illinois Department of Employment Security says unemployment in the state continued to drop in September, falling to 6.6 perc...
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Obama turns to economy with Illinois speech

WASHINGTON (AP) – President Barack Obama will deliver an economic address this week seeking to promote the recovery as the campaign season heads...
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Study finds wide gap in statistics between races

ST. LOUIS (AP) – A new study has found a wide gap in economic and health indicators when it comes to race in the St. Louis area. The St. Louis P...
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Missouri loses jobs, unemployment rate drops

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) – A new report shows Missouri’s unemployment rate dipped slightly last month while the state lost 3,100 nonfarm j...
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Unemployment rate drops in Illinois

CHICAGO (AP) – Gov. Pat Quinn says Illinois’ drop in unemployment is a sign that his policies addressing the state’s business climat...
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Aldi to hire for two stores

St. Louis, MO (KTRS) – Aldi grocery store is looking for employees for a pair of St. Louis area locations. The grocery chain will be holding a h...
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Missouri sees modest consumer spending increase

ST. LOUIS (AP) – A new federal report shows modest consumer spending increases in Missouri as the state’s economy continues to improve fiv...
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Consumer spending on the rise in Illinois

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) – Just a year after they had seen the worst of the Great Recession, Illinois consumers were spending more than they were be...
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Survey: Midwest economy falters in July

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) – A monthly economic survey index for nine Midwestern and Plains states has slumped after hitting a three-year high a month ear...
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Illinois unemployment rate drops to 7.1%

CHICAGO (AP) – The state Department of Employment Security says Illinois unemployment dropped in June to 7.1 percent. It was the fourth straight...