Illinois loses 16,700 jobs in face of new tax hike proposals

By Michael Lucci
01/20/2017
New Illinois jobs data reveal a state with thousands of job losses, unemployment rising to 5.7 percent, a collapsing manufacturing sector, and several downstate communities sliding back into recession — all of which make the Illinois Senate’s new tax hike proposal especially harmful.

TAGS: BLS: Bureau of Labor Statistics, IDES: Illinois Department of Employment Security, jobs, manufacturing, unemployment

Chicago area sees slow jobs growth, downstate suffers continued job losses

By Michael Lucci
12/13/2016
Metropolitan jobs data shows that from October 2015 – October 2016 the greater Chicago area is up +33,500 jobs while the rest of the state is down -2,700 jobs. Measured since before the Great Recession, from October 2007 – October 2016, the greater Chicago area is up 110,100 jobs while the rest of the state is down -42,700 jobs.

TAGS: Chicago, IDES: Illinois Department of Employment Security, jobs, unemployment