Illinois taxpayers are fed up and overtaxed. Residents have little faith that their governments are spending their tax dollars well – and for good reason. The state’s most recent spending plan is out of balance by as much as $1.5 billion, and includes $54.2 million in wasteful spending and $27 million in pork-barrel spending. The...View Report
More than three-quarters Illinois communities lost population over the year, and nearly all of the state’s major metro areas are lagging the nation on key economic indicators.
The state also saw a drop in the unemployment rate over the month, fueled by employment gains and labor force decline.
Seven metro areas across the state lost jobs over the month.
The state also saw a drop in the unemployment rate, but it wasn’t because people found jobs.
Despite healthy jobs growth nationally, Illinoisans are desperate for work.
The Land of Lincoln is experiencing weak employment growth and a workforce dropout problem.
Illinois’ tepid jobs growth has come disproportionately in the Chicago area.
Illinois lost 10,800 jobs on net over the month, and the state continues to experience labor force dropout.
Newly released Illinois jobs report points to anemic jobs growth and a contracting labor force.
Illinois continues to shed jobs and underperform economically compared to its Midwestern neighbors, according to new federal and state reports.