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The Windy City’s Job Market Weakens

Chicago's job market is slowing. But there are still opportunities in certain sectors.

If you’re on the hunt for a job in Chicago, you might struggle to find the right role. That’s because the number of new jobs being created is slowing down as the Windy City nears full employment. But certain areas are still showing promising growth including professional services, healthcare, and fintech. The bottom line: Chicago’s job market may be growing at a slower clip, but it’s still growing. Here, we lay out where Chicago falls in the lineup of job prospects in U.S. cities, and what’s happening with compensation as a result.

The Windy City's Job Market Weakens infographic

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