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Jobless Rate

Michelle poses
Michelle Sanders / Facebook

There’s really no socially distant way to do massage therapy. That’s put Michelle Sanders out of work.

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More than 5,000 people in the Bloomington-Normal area claimed unemployment benefits in March—a ten-fold increase from a year ago that offers a new view of COVID-19’s economic toll.

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Mark Lennihan / AP

Wages in McLean County are flat and lagging the rest of the U.S. economy despite low unemployment, according to new data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

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Charles Krupa / AP

Bloomington-Normal’s jobless rate fell again in October, with employers adding around 400 jobs over the past year, the Illinois Department of Employment Security reported Thursday.

B-N Jobless Rate Continues To Fall

Oct 24, 2019
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The Bloomington-Normal unemployment rate in September dropped nearly half a percentage point from last year as the local workforce grew by 100.

We're Hiring paper form
Lynne Sladky / AP

The Bloomington-Normal area economy has lost 1,300 jobs in the past year, helping drive up the unemployment rate, the Illinois Department of Employment Security reported Thursday.

MCCA's Next Step Welcomes Employment Program

Jul 25, 2018
Mary Cullen / WGLT

A new program at Mid Central Community Action (MCCA) provides residents with access to employment coaching and job development.

Unemployment insurance claims office
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Bloomington-Normal’s jobless rate has fallen again, making it the lowest among all metro areas in Illinois.

Mark Lennihan / The Associated Press

Bloomington-Normal's jobless rate fell again in September and remains the lowest among all metro areas in the state, the Illinois Department of Employment Security reported Thursday.