Wednesday, January 30, 2013
Year-over-year unemployment rates drop slightly in Naperville, according to data released by the U.S. Department of Labor.
Wednesday, January 30
By Michael Sewall Unemployment rates in Illinois increased slightly from November 2012 to Decemeber but are still down compared to the the end of 2011, according to new figures released last week. Get news in your inbox. Sign up for the Patch newsletter. Like Naperville Patch on Facebook. December unemployment rates for Naperville dipped by .1 percent compared to last year, according to data released by the U.S. Department of Labor and the Illinois Department of Employment Security. The December unemployment rate for Naperville is 6.4 percent, down from 6.5 percent in 2011. December local unemployment rates fell in nine of 12 metro areas compared to last year, according to data. "The most pressing challenge to our economic progress is the …
Thursday, January 10, 2013
Wheaton resident writes in support of Peter Roskam's views related to the fiscal cliff. To send a letter to the editor, email Charlotte@patch.com.
Thursday, January 10
Wheaton Patch accepts and publishes letters to the editor emailed to Local Editor Charlotte Eriksen at Charlotte@patch.com, or sent as a message through the Wheaton Patch Facebook page. Please note in subject lines the message is a Letter to the Editor. ------------ Congress: Job Half Done? While it was good to see some solution to the 'fiscal cliff' situation from Congress, does anyone really question that Congress has only completed half of the task before them? The Obama Administration calls for a 'balanced approach' but only really desired to address increased revenues. We all know that revenues alone will not solve the problem. I agree with my Congressman, Peter Roskam of the 6th District, when he calls for curbing 'out of control' …
Monday, January 7, 2013
Year-over-year unemployment rates also drop in DuPage and Will Counties, according to data released by the U.S. Department of Labor.
Unemployment rates in Illinois dropped slightly from October 2012 to November, to 8.2 percent, and are a full percentage point compared to 2011, according to new figures released last week. Get news in your inbox. Sign up for the Patch newsletter. Like Naperville Patch on Facebook. In the DuPage County portion of Naperville, jobless numbers fell by .2 percent and in the Will County portion of the city unemployment dropped by .5 percent, compared to October 2012. The November rate for the DuPage portion of Naperville is 6.4 percent while the Will portion of the city is at 6.6 percent. November local unemployment rates fell in 11 of 12 metro areas compared to last year, according to data released by the U.S. Department of Labor and the …
Friday, December 28, 2012
If Congress fails to pass an extension of the Bush era tax cuts by midnight Monday, American paychecks will get smaller. You can use the fiscal cliff calculator to see the impact on your paycheck.
With leaders of Congress becoming more and more skeptical that a deal will be reached before midnight Monday to avoid the fiscal cliff, it becomes increasingly likely that American paychecks will get smaller Tuesday, according to a story in today’s New York Times. “I have to be very honest,” Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid said in the New York Times article. “I don’t know time-wise how it can happen now.” The Senate reconvened today in an unusual session between Christmas and Jan. 1. Even if the Senate passes legislation, the House of Representatives will not come back into session until Sunday barely 24 hours before the deadline, according to a story today on Politico. If no deal is reached, a single person with two exemptions earning $…
Tuesday, November 20, 2012
U.S. Rep Peter Roskam (IL-06) talks about avoiding the fiscal cliff on CNBC.
Written by Charlotte Eriksen U.S. Rep. Peter Roskam (IL-06) Friday appeared on CNBC's "Squawk on the Street" to discuss how to avoid the "fiscal cliff" in 2013. Get news in your inbox. Sign up for the Patch newsletter. Like Naperville Patch on Facebook. He said House Republicans want to cut spending and avert the cliff, and that the House has already acted on the issues by arguing to extend current rates for a year as a bridge to tax reform, according to a press release. Starting Jan. 2, about $600 billion in tax increases and spending reductions would begin if Congress does not agree on how to implement less extreme measures, according to CNBC. Payroll taxes would increase to 6.2 percent from 4.2 percent, dividends would be taxed as …