September unemployment update

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  • The U.S. unemployment rate is 7.3 percent and employment has grown by 1.6 percent over the past 12 months.
  • Metro Chicago unemployment is 9.7 percent and the 12-month job growth is 1.8 percent.
  • Of  the 69,800 new jobs that have been created in Chicago in the past 12 months, 57.6 percent are in the office sectors.

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