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Just a tad brighter

Thursday, Dec 19, 2013

* Illinois’ economy sucks just a little less right now. From a press release…

Illinois added +10,300 private sector jobs in November and the unemployment rate fell to 8.7 percent, according to preliminary data released today by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) and the Illinois Department of Employment Security (IDES). The September to November three-month gain of +36,900 in total jobs is the largest since October 2010.

Illinois has added +281,400 private sector jobs since January 2010 when job growth returned following nearly two years of consecutive monthly declines. Leading growth sectors are Professional and Business Services (+116,400); Education and Health Services (+61,000); and Trade, Transportation and Utilities (+58,700). Government has lost the most jobs since January 2010, down -28,600.

November growth leaders were Trade, Transportation and Utilities, (+6,700), Construction (+6,100) and Education and Health Care (+3,400). Although manufacturing jobs have grown since 2010, a temporary global slowdown in mining continues to impact manufacturing jobs in Illinois.

- Posted by Rich Miller        

9 Comments
  1. - wordslinger - Thursday, Dec 19, 13 @ 12:48 pm:

    –Illinois has added +281,400 private sector jobs since January 2010 when job growth returned following nearly two years of consecutive monthly declines.–

    That can’t be right. John Kass publishes the same column three times a week that says Illinois jobs are fleeing to Indiana.

    Kass bases all his columns on facts, right?


  2. - Anon - Thursday, Dec 19, 13 @ 1:02 pm:

    The IL economy improving? It’s a safe bet our GOP friends won’t give a scintilla of credit to the governor.


  3. - RonOglesby - Thursday, Dec 19, 13 @ 1:49 pm:

    @Anon,
    do you have to credit the Gov? I think we should also compare out growth to that of the nation and other like sized states. Then positive or negative can the governor take credit?

    Every politician wants credit for good things (even if they had nothing to do with them) and wants nothing to do with bad things (even if they had a hand in them).


  4. - Anon - Thursday, Dec 19, 13 @ 1:55 pm:

    Ron
    Do you really deny that Republicans are eager to blame anything negative on the governor, but stingy in giving him credit for anything positive?


  5. - Dirty Red - Thursday, Dec 19, 13 @ 1:55 pm:

    Let’s not forget these figures only represent the portion of the population that meets the department’s definition of unemployed.


  6. - Grandson of Man - Thursday, Dec 19, 13 @ 2:07 pm:

    This is very good news. We have a long way to go, but I believe we put ourselves on a better path this year. I think we passed some great legislation, and I look forward to our future debates about Illinois’ direction.

    >

    In three months. Great job, no pun intended.

    I also come with gifts. It’s the holiday season. I have good tidings for those who are fans of Gov. Scott Walker. Wisconsin gained only 24,000 jobs in a recent one-year period. It slipped in job creation rankings, to 37th.

    http://www.jsonline.com/business/quarterly-jobs-data-for-wisconsin-nation-set-to-be-released-b99165965z1-236368171.html


  7. - Awkward... - Thursday, Dec 19, 13 @ 2:12 pm:

    The total labor force numbers and number employed now are below what they were a year ago too. Lower unemployment is a good thing, but this is a cost that doesn’t seem to get much mention.


  8. - dupage dan - Thursday, Dec 19, 13 @ 4:21 pm:

    Governors, like Presidents, get credit when the economy is going well and blame if it isn’t, despite the reality that they really don’t have as much effect on the economy as most folks would believe.


  9. - PublicServant - Friday, Dec 20, 13 @ 6:59 am:

    And this is exactly why the state needed to pass “pension reform” when they did. You can’t blame the economic crisis and the need to use police powers to unilaterally abbrogate a contract, if the the global economic crisis is rapidly fading into the background as we can clearly see.

    You do, however, have to deal with the ongoing structural revenue deficit that has been ongoing through good and bad global economies for decades, and, I might add, you need to do it fairly, constitutionally, and morally too.


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