Unemployment in Tinley: Jobless Numbers Down From October 2011

Although unemployment decreased from this time compared to last year, the numbers for the village and the state slightly increased from September to October this year.

As the state goes, so goes Tinley Park when it comes to those out of work.

Unemployment rates in Illinois and the village increased slightly from September to October this year but are still down compared to 2011, according to new figures released last week.

October's local unemployment rates fell in every metro area compared to last year, according to data released by the U.S. Department of Labor and the Illinois Department of Employment Security.

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"Falling unemployment rates across our state and the lowest October rates since 2008 show that our steady economic progress continues," IDES Director Jay Rowell stated in a news release. "We now look to Congress to address the fiscal cliff. If not resolved, our future economic progress will be in jeopardy."

IDES generally reports unemployment figures for municipalities with populations of 25,000 or more people. The numbers measure unemployment for residents who live in a certain town, not those who work in the town.

Statewide, the unemployment rate increased from 8.1 percent in September 2012 to 8.4 percent in October. Compared to October 2011, unemployment in Illinois has dropped 1.2 percent.

The U.S. average unemployment rate was 7.5 percent in October 2012.

South Suburbs

Oct. 2012 Sept. 2012 Oct. 2011 % Change Over Month % Change Over Year Chicago Heights 11.9 11.2 15.5 0.7 -3.6 Evergreen Park 9.3 8.4 11 0.9 -1.7 Oak Forest 7.9 7.5 9.2 0.4 -1.3 Oak Lawn 8.5 7.9 10 0.6 -1.5 Orland Park 7.1 6.5 8.2 0.6 -1.1 Tinley Park 7.2 6.8 8.4 0.4 -1.2 Cook County 9.0 8.5 10.4 0.5 -1.4 Will County 8.1 7.7 9.5 0.4 -1.4 Illinois 8.4 8.1 9.6 0.3 -1.2 U.S. Average 7.5 7.6 8.5 -0.1


SOURCE: Illinois Department of Employment Security


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