In a trend that continues to worsen, more Illinoisans found themselves unemployed in the month of July.Maybe they should move to Texas or Wisconsin, states with real leadership where they're actually creating jobs.
Illinois lost more jobs during the month of July than any other state in the nation, according to the most recent Bureau of Labor Statistics report. After losing 7,200 jobs in June, Illinois lost an additional 24,900 non-farm payroll jobs in July. The report also said Illinois’s unemployment rate climbed to 9.5 percent. This marks the third consecutive month of increases in the unemployment rate.
Illinois started to create jobs as the national economy began to recover. But just when Illinois’s economy seemed to be turning around, lawmakers passed record tax increases in January of this year. Since then, Illinois’s employment numbers have done nothing but decline.
Data released today by the bureau confirms this downward trajectory. When it comes to putting people back to work, Illinois is going backwards. Since January, Illinois has dropped 89,000 people from its employment rolls.
Wednesday, August 24, 2011
That Magical Obama Touch: Illinois Leads Nation in Job Losses
Those record tax increases in the middle of the Obama Depression sure didn't help things.