Friday, July 18, 2014

Illinois near bottom in job growth since recession

Crain's Chicago Business reports:
Illinois ranks near the bottom of the U.S. in job creation since the Great Recession officially ended, according to government data.

Among the 50 states and Washington, Illinois ranks 42nd, with 5.81 million jobs in June 2014, up 3 percent from 5.64 million in June 2009, according to the U.S. Labor Department.

Neighboring Indiana ranks eighth, with growth of 7.8 percent, to about 3 million jobs in June, up from 2.8 million in June 2009.

Since June 2009, the U.S. economy has generated 7.8 million jobs, a growth rate of 6 percent. But the gains haven't been spread evenly across the country.
Some states have boomed. Others have struggled to add jobs.
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