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Combined jobs growth was slightly positive across Illinois’ metro areas in January. But only four metro areas have recovered the jobs they lost during the Great Recession.
The insurer will downsize its IT division in Bloomington while adding tech jobs in other states.
The worst years of the Great Recession are in the rear view. But if the latest gloomy fiscal forecast is any indication, Illinois' persistent policy mistakes will drag down its economic performance well into the future.
New state data shed a light on weak economic growth in metro areas across Illinois.
Decatur is the fastest-shrinking city in the state since 2010, and saw some of the heaviest jobs losses among metro areas in 2017.
Illinois' jobs growth trailed that of the nation during the first half of 2017, then slowed to a halt in the wake of the General Assembly's record-breaking tax hike.
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.
A positive jobs report for October does little to buck discouraging long-term trends in Illinois.
The September metro jobs report follows statewide numbers that showed one of the worst months for payroll jobs since the Great Recession.