Morning Minute: U.S. unemployment rate falls to 7.3 percent

In August, the nation’s unemployment rate fell to its lowest rate in nearly five years, according to new Labor Department data, the Chicago Sun-Times reports today. Part of the drop, however, is due to the fact that the number of unemployed people who have stopped looking for work increased, the newspaper reports. Read the full Chicago Sun-Times article for more.

In other headlines:

Area homebuilders see improving market - Daily Herald

The nation’s housing: For short-sellers, some good news – Daily Herald

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About Stephanie Sievers

Stephanie Sievers is Senior Editor for the Illinois Association of REALTORS®. She serves as Senior Editor for IAR publications including the Illinois REALTOR® magazine and all other IAR publications. She is responsible for developing content for the Illinois REALTOR® Weekly Connection e-newsletter, coordinates the IAR Twitter account content at ILREALTOR and plans and develops content for videos. She assists in developing and writing content for the IAR blog. She also is involved in researching and drafting news releases and coordinates the news media distribution database and newsclips reports for the Association. She also assists in IAR spokesperson training seminars and is involved in development of association briefing materials on issues. She assists with the housing statistics program and reports.