Where have all the Loop jobs gone?

South Loop, Joeff Davis photo

The Sun-Times leads with the good news from a newly-issued report from the Chicago Loop Alliance: a growing residential population, more hotel rooms, parks and tourists.

And jobs in the Loop?

What the Loop has lost is jobs. State figures show it had 338,000 private-sector jobs in 2000, yet the 2010 total was 275,000. The decade covered two recessions that slashed the demand for office space.

Nearly 20% fewer private-sector Loop jobs in just a decade? Are Loop jobs going the way of dinosaurs?

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