News Roundup: Chicago's jobless rate improves, slightly

The Chicago jobless rate has fallen to 9.4 percent from last year's 10.4, matching the Illinois rate, but still slightly higher than the national rate of 9.2 percent. The country's economy grew at a two-percent rate between July and September, an improvement over the 1.7 percent growth between April and June. However, economists surveyed by the Associated Press believe the economy will only grow by 2.7 percent in 2011.

 

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-Compiled by Louis McGill and Nick Moroni

 

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