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Chicagoland Jobless Rate Jumps Again

By Marcus Gilmer in News on Apr 23, 2009 9:45PM

At the risk of beginning to sound like a broken record, the Illinois Department of Employment Security announced Thursday that the jobless rate for metro Chicago in March 2009 stood at 9.3 percent, the highest since June 1992. The area - consisting of the Chicago-Naperville-Joliet triangle - didn't have the highest rate of the entire state, either. That went to Rockford, who had a 13.5 percent unemployment rate. [Crain's]