If an Illinois worker takes a pay cut during a recession, she knows the state isn’t going to take an even bigger chunk out of her paycheck. That’s because the state income tax rate stays the same. But if her home loses value, too, she could still see her property tax bill go up. Government...View Report
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.
Illinois lost 10,800 jobs on net over the month, and the state continues to experience labor force dropout.
Illinois’ August metro jobs report came amid long-term trends of sluggish jobs growth.