Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Economic Report on the Job Market in Chicago and Other Major Cities

This morning I released the results of an economic report using BLS data looking at the economic performance of major cities in the U.S.

Chicago has had quite a year--best job market improvement among any of the large cities: unemployment rate dropping 1.7 percentage points and the employed fraction of the city's population rising more than 2% for the year.  Both were tops among large cities.

The report: http://faculty.chicagobooth.edu/austan.goolsbee/research/chicagocompared.final.pdf