- With 26,000 teachers and support staff currently on strike in Chicago, the absence of Chicago Teachers Union (CTU) members in Chicago's public schools may have an impact on next month's national jobs report from the Labor Department.
- CNNMoney confirmed that Chicago Public Schools is included in the report's sampling of 141,000 employers across the U.S.
- Only employees who reported to reported to work during the strike will be paid for that period, meaning that about 26,000 jobs may not be counted for the month's report.
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As it drags on for a second week, the Chicago teachers strike is so large it could distort national economic statistics, including the Labor Department's key monthly jobs report.
About 26,000 teachers and support staff are striking in Chicago, demanding higher pay, better job security and changes to a new evaluation system. ...