Posts tagged "Chicago employment"

Chicago Area Employment Hits Record High

Chicago Area Employment Hits Record High
One of the economic indicators that I follow as a harbinger of the health of the Chicago real estate market is Chicago area employment. The Bureau of Labor Statistics provides that data for the greater Chicago metropolitan statistical area which includes all the suburbs from Naperville to Elgin and goes into parts of Wisconsin and... Read more »

Improving Employment Should Drive Chicago Housing Market Higher

Improving Employment Should Drive Chicago Housing Market Higher
When I finally got around to updating my Chicago area real estate statistics page with the most recent labor data the other day I was struck by the fact that there has been a general upward drift in the employment numbers for the Chicago metro area over the last couple of years. It’s easy to... Read more »

Declining Employment Can Only Worsen Chicago Real Estate Market

How much worse can it get? I just picked up the January employment numbers for the greater Chicago metropolitan area and the picture is getting more grim than I thought – we have hit a new 14 year low. The Chicago area has lost 162,000 jobs in just the last 12 months and a total... Read more »
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