Chicago has experienced a lag in its economy for the past few years, but now the city’s job market seems to be taking off!
According to studies from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, in the past six months, the metro Chicago area has gained employment faster than the United States as a whole.
In fact, since January of this year, Chicago has gained 164,000 jobs, which is more than any other metro area in the nation, except for New York City.
Typically, Chicago’s economy is more prosperous during the spring as construction, hospitality, and other weather-related industries gain speed, so it’s not certain if this upward trend will stick, but the last 12-month data report has confirmed positive trends.
12-month reports are more telling of the…