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Unprecedented unemployment deficit threatens to ‘cripple’ businesses, claimants Unprecedented unemployment deficit threatens to ‘cripple’ businesses, claimants

Unprecedented unemployment deficit threatens to ‘cripple’ businesses, claimants

Since economic shutdowns began and COVID-19 death counts started to rise in March 2020, national unemployment rates have hovered at historically high numbers, stressing state unemployment systems left dealing with an unprecedented number of claims.

S&P upgrades Illinois bond rating S&P upgrades Illinois bond rating

S&P upgrades Illinois bond rating

The credit rating agency S&P Global Ratings upgraded Illinois’ bond rating on Thursday, citing the state’s improved financial condition.  It’s the second upgrade from a major credit rating agency to move the state away from the brink of “junk” status.

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