Illinois had the nation’s highest black unemployment rate in 2016

 Illinois Policy May 2017 Illinois had the nation’s highest black unemployment rate in 2016, according to annual unemployment data released by the federal Bureau of Labor Statistics, or BLS. Only 51 percent of black adults reported having some form of work in Illinois, highlighting an economic crisis that far too few political leaders are talking about. The …

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Nearly half of unemployed people in Illinois have given up on finding work

Brendan Bakala / JOBS + GROWTH MAY 12, 2017 A new survey from Harris Poll for Express Employment Professionals shows that nearly half of unemployed people in Illinois have given up looking for work. Forty-four percent of unemployed Illinoisans have given up on finding a job, according to a new survey conducted by Harris Poll …

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High corporate, property taxes stunt job growth in Illinois By Michael Carroll

Studies: High corporate, property taxes stunt job growth in Illinois By Michael Carroll Shutterstock photo ILLINOIS NEWS NETWORK Illinois imposes a higher tax burden on its businesses than most of its Midwest neighbors, according to newly released economic data that some observers say proves the state lags in attracting businesses. An April Anderson Economic Group …

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