Chicago metro sees bump in jobs, tops 10 percent in unemployment

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Job seekers queue up to attend a job fair in Chicago. (AP Photo/M. Spencer Green, File)

While it may seem like a big contradiction, the Chicago metro area saw a small increase in both jobs and unemployment claims for February 2013 according to statistics released by the Labor Department and the Illinois Department of Employment Security. The area saw a small 1.5 percent increase in jobs but, at the same time, saw an increase in the number of residents filing for unemployment, up to 10.3 percent (not seasonally adjusted), a 1.2 percent increase from a year ago and a .4 percent increase from January. That still puts the city ahead of the national average of 8.1 percent in February. [via Tribune]

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