U.S. added eye-popping number of jobs in January. How did Chicago fare?

CHICAGO (CBS) – U.S. employers added 517,000 jobs in January, a mark exceeding all expectations.

That figure is about three times higher than many economists’ predictions. But how does Chicago compare to the national numbers?

CBS 2’s Sara Machi broke it all down.

The top three hiring sectors are not surprising as we come out of the pandemic, because they include some areas that saw the biggest changes: leisure and hospitality, which lead the way, professional/business services and health care.

But CBS 2 wanted to know: how does Chicago stack up to the national numbers?

“As someone in workforce, this is something we’ve been hoping to see for a while now,” said Patrick Combs, interim CEO of the Chicago Cook Workforce Partnership.


Read the full article on CBS here.