Chicago Economic FactCheck: The facts about the recession
The unemployment rate in Chicago fell to 7.1% from 7.5% in September and the rate for September was the lowest since March 2009.
The number of Americans working or looking for work in the city is down sharply.
But the number of people who have been laid off from their jobs and looking for new ones are both higher than the normal levels of joblessness.
Chicago is the only major U.S. city where unemployment has reached 12.5%.
The jobless rate is the share of the workforce that is out of work, which excludes people who are actively looking for a job.
Chicagoans, however, are not alone.
About 1 in 3 people in the country are not in a position to work.
According to data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, more than half of all Americans between the ages of 25 and 54 are either unemployed or looking to lose their job.
A third of those who are unemployed or have looked for a new job are in their early 30s, while more than one in four are in middle age or older.
The median age of Chicagoans in October was 35, compared to a median age for the U.K. of 31.
That’s a big difference.
The unemployment rates for Chicagoans and non-metropolitan area residents in October were about the same in both cities.
For example, the unemployment rate for non-urban residents was 5.5%, while the unemployment rates were 5.6% for Chicago and 5.8% for non-.metropolitan Chicago.
Chicago has also lost its most vulnerable groups: people of color, women and people who live in the inner-city.
According the BLS, Chicago had an unemployment rate of 7.9% for people of colour in October, compared with 8.2% for whites, 8.7% for blacks and 9.3% for Hispanics.
Those groups are especially vulnerable.
For instance, according to the BLE, black men between ages 18 and 34 had a unemployment rate 10.2 percentage points higher than white men, compared in October with white men ages 18 to 24, and white men between 25 and 34, who had a rate of 8.3 percentage points lower.
This compares to a rate for black women between the age of 18 and 24, of 11.3%, and for Hispanic women, of 12.9%.
While some economists say the numbers aren’t as bad as they might seem, the fact that a third of Chicago residents are out of a job does not mean that things are good.
Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel says there is a need for job training and help for those who have left the city.
The city is doing a lot of job training, he said.
It’s hard to imagine, he added, that Chicagoans have not taken steps to make sure that they have the skills they need to continue to work here.
And, Emanuel said, Chicago is going to continue making investments in education.
“We are going to invest in our schools,” he said, noting that he has a $10 million commitment to improve Chicago schools.
“It is going be our responsibility to make it better.”
Chicago has been facing a serious economic downturn for a while now.
In September 2009, the city saw a total of 8,937 layoffs, a 10% increase over the previous month.
Since then, unemployment has declined by about one-third and wages have gone up, but those gains have come at a cost.
A year ago, the City of Chicago had $3.8 billion in debt, and the city budget was $2.5 billion in deficit.
Emanuel has been saying that there is more to be done, and that he wants to make some of the big changes that will help the city get back on track.
Emanuel said he would have done it differently if he were in his 20s.
But he also said that it is time for the city to change the way it approaches business.
The mayor said that he is going after job-creation, which is why he is hiring more people and getting more spending going on infrastructure.
He said he is also trying to bring people together.
“Chicago has a huge economic challenge, but we are going through it,” Emanuel said.
“There is a lot we can do.
We can put our money where our mouth is.”
The Facts About The Recession In November 2009, unemployment in the U,S.
stood at 7.3%.
Unemployment among the nonmetropolitan counties of Chicago and its suburbs stood at 8.6%, and the unemployment in Chicago’s outer suburbs was 12.2%.
For the entire country, unemployment rates in October 2009 were 6.4% and 6.7%, respectively.
For non-county residents, the overall unemployment rate was 6.3%; the rate among urban counties was 7.2%; and the non-city rate was 7% for the entire nation.
Chicago, however is