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Illinois loses 16,700 jobs in face of new tax proposals

Michael Lucci, Illinois Policy Institute Jan. 31, 2017, 9:29am

Illinois lost 16,700 payroll jobs in December 2016, according to a Jan. 20 report from the Illinois Department of Employment Security, or IDES.

Illinois continues to see a ciphoning of employees outside the state

Kristin Danley-Greiner Nov. 15, 2016, 9:06am

The state of Illinois saw 5,500 employees leave its workforce this fall, prompting another decline for the fifth consecutive month in September. October brought additional jobs to eight metro areas, but it still isn’t enough to make a big difference.

Policy think tank: Illinois should learn from Michigan to reverse manufacturing job losses

Taryn Phaneuf Sep. 23, 2016, 7:00am

CHICAGO – Illinois lost 22,000 workers in August, the Illinois Department of Employment Security reports.

Illinois workforce shrinks by 33,600 in July

Brendan Bakala, Illinois Policy Institute Aug. 23, 2016, 8:39am

Illinois’ preliminary jobs report shows the unemployment rate dropped to 5.8 percent in July due to large numbers of residents dropping out of the labor force for the third consecutive month.