The mission of the Cook County Chamber of Commerce is to be the representative voice of county for-profit and non-profit businesses
in working to improve the county economy and to address pressing county socioeconomic issues.
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For an interesting comparison, look at the graph for Cook County unemployment:
And compare it with the unemployment rate for Hennepin County:
To properly grasp the relative stability of the Hennepin unemployment, recognize that the graph for Cook County must be scaled from 15 percent to zero to recognize the swings, whereas the Hennepin graph only goes from 9 percent to 1 percent. Hennepin has lots of small swings within a much narrower band. Cook County has enormous yearly swings that reflect our local tourism economy more than the influence of the national economy.
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