Orphe Divounguy and Bryce Hill, Illinois Policy Institute News

Rest of the nation sees 31 percent faster jobs growth vs. Illinois in 2018

By Orphe Divounguy and Bryce Hill, Illinois Policy Institute | Aug 21, 2018

Illinois experienced its sixth consecutive month of jobs growth in July, yet continues to trail the pace of growth in the rest of the nation for 2018.

Jobs data: After 2017 income tax hike, Illinois slows while nation grows

By Orphe Divounguy and Bryce Hill, Illinois Policy Institute | Jul 11, 2018

As national jobs growth kept up a steady clip, Illinois saw jobs growth dip after lawmakers passed a historic tax hike.

Illinois February jobs growth driven by surging local government payrolls

By Orphe Divounguy and Bryce Hill, Illinois Policy Institute | Mar 27, 2018

While Illinois outperformed the nation in terms of monthly employment growth for the first time since September 2017, Illinois payrolls have only increased half as fast as the rest of the nation in the past year.

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