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*** UPDATED x1 *** 10,800 jobs lost in a single month, but Illinois media barely notices

Friday, Oct 20, 2017 - Posted by Rich Miller

* Google News search results for Illinois and unemployment

Not even the Illinois Policy Institute’s news service, which usually hypes these things, has a story.

Background is here.

*** UPDATE ***  Sheesh…


       

24 Comments
  1. - Northsider - Friday, Oct 20, 17 @ 9:52 am:

    How can you expect them to pay attention when … Oooooh, a squirrel!


  2. - Arsenal - Friday, Oct 20, 17 @ 9:55 am:

    Thing is, folks don’t need a newspaper to know when they’ve lost their job.


  3. - Lucky Pierre - Friday, Oct 20, 17 @ 9:57 am:

    With the Amazon deal pending it is a good idea not to shout from the rooftops how hostile Illinois is to business


  4. - Arsenal - Friday, Oct 20, 17 @ 10:04 am:

    ==With the Amazon deal pending it is a good idea not to shout from the rooftops how hostile Illinois is to business==

    It’s been a good idea not to do that for years, but it hasn’t stopped Governor Junk.


  5. - Oswego Willy - Friday, Oct 20, 17 @ 10:04 am:

    Rauner’s vertical integration has been the driving force since many media outlets (print news, radio, TV) have left the statehouse so when Proft and his phony newspapers, or IPI and their “news” organization decides not to cover something, the other outlets that take their news from the feed of IPI or Proft, the beginning of that vertical integration cuts this off at the pass.

    The vertical integration has two purposes; one to move narratives, the other to just not cover things.

    The rest, and outcomes wanted, happen from that first choice.

    I’d be more surprised if IPI’s “news” service and Proft’s Papers had a blind eye to something and it was covered.

    See, that can’t happen. On its premise the V.I. is at the center when things are covered and the spin gets embedded in covered news.

    No “news”, no need to inject IPI or Proft.

    “Simple”


  6. - Oswego Willy - Friday, Oct 20, 17 @ 10:05 am:

    - Lucky Pierre -

    So is it good news as the Administration says, or bad news that needs to be blamed on Dems still, coverage or not.

    You never clarified, lol


  7. - wordslinger - Friday, Oct 20, 17 @ 10:14 am:

    Month to month is too short a window to draw any significant conclusions. Ten thousand represents .16 of 1% of non-farm employment.

    Earlier in the year, non-farm employment grew from 6,029,200 in April to 6,040,500 in May, a gain of 11,300, or .18 of 1%. Also not significant in the macro.

    Annuals over time are a significant indicator.


  8. - Retired Educator - Friday, Oct 20, 17 @ 10:17 am:

    If you are explaining (or blaming), you are losing. The fact that for several months jobs have gone away is the issue. We need job creation, not job destruction.


  9. - Perrid - Friday, Oct 20, 17 @ 10:18 am:

    You’re just quicker than IPI Rich. https://www.illinoispolicy.org/september-jobs-report-declining-job-prospects-and-a-shrinking-labor-force/


  10. - Rich Miller - Friday, Oct 20, 17 @ 10:26 am:

    ===Month to month is too short a window ===

    Perhaps, but this is the biggest single job loss month since the Great Recession.


  11. - 47th Ward - Friday, Oct 20, 17 @ 10:30 am:

    After all of the job losses in the news media, there’s no one left to write the story.


  12. - Oswego Willy - Friday, Oct 20, 17 @ 10:30 am:

    Truth of the matter is the Rauner Campaign and Rauner the candidate never would’ve let this fall upon deaf ears, given the loss size compared to other months.

    No apparatus, less Biss, which was a decent response until “millionaires and billionaires” (let the report speak to the jobs, it’s self-writing), the lack of pushback is… noticeably silent(?)


  13. - Rocky Rosi - Friday, Oct 20, 17 @ 10:44 am:

    Same old story.


  14. - IllinoisBoi - Friday, Oct 20, 17 @ 11:06 am:

    Yea, but not to worry: soon there will be 55 people employed to make Gummy Bears.


  15. - Anonymous - Friday, Oct 20, 17 @ 11:30 am:

    IPI has a story on it. https://www.illinoispolicy.org/september-jobs-report-declining-job-prospects-and-a-shrinking-labor-force/


  16. - Forest grump - Friday, Oct 20, 17 @ 12:24 pm:

    From our neighbors to the east
    Indiana’s unemployment rate jumped three-tenths of a percentage point for the second month in a row in September, raising it to 3.8 percent.

    The rate has risen from 3 percent in June, when it narrowly missed a state-record low of 2.9 percent, last achieved in 2000.

    The state’s Department of Workforce Development announced the unemployment numbers Friday morning.

    Indiana had the second largest rate increase in the nation, trailing only Michigan’s 0.4 percentage point rise.

    Indiana’s labor force—which is composed of both employed and unemployed-but-willing-to-work residents—increased by 6,105 workers from August to September, to nearly 3.34 million. Indiana saw a decrease in employment of 3,583 and an increase in unemployment of 9,688, the state said.


  17. - Anonymous - Friday, Oct 20, 17 @ 1:27 pm:

    Rich……doesn’t DES publish a list of large layoffs and/or losses by industry segment?


  18. - Lucky Pierre - Friday, Oct 20, 17 @ 2:21 pm:

    It is also a good idea to try to fix our reputation as hostile to business. Why don’t Democrats agree?


  19. - Oswego Willy - Friday, Oct 20, 17 @ 2:24 pm:

    ===It is also a good idea to try to fix our reputation as hostile to business. Why don’t Democrats agree?===

    lol, - Lucky Pierre -, is thus good news as the Administration says, or bad news as you say, and you blame Dems.

    You haven’t cleared that up. Maybe when you decide your programming is fixed we all can knock down your strawman using the IDES response to the news.


  20. - Sue - Friday, Oct 20, 17 @ 3:14 pm:

    Hey- Illinois leads the nation with residents leaving a State. They are not leaving because of not wanting to participate in the State’s vibrant economy and rosy future


  21. - Da Big Bad Wolf - Friday, Oct 20, 17 @ 3:29 pm:

    Illinois hostile to business? Enough with such silly, empty, talking points. In what way is Illinois hostile to business? I guess in September business and Illinois must have had a brawl, rather than not talking to each other, aye?


  22. - King of the Hill - Friday, Oct 20, 17 @ 3:36 pm:

    Since Bruce now steers (owns) the state’s economic ship, he wants to project steady sailing. If only he would continue to criticize our state’s economy, the others would follow. But alas, there seems to be a moratorium on commenting on the state’s economic condition, led by the Raunerites.


  23. - Anon - Friday, Oct 20, 17 @ 3:44 pm:

    ===Month to month is too short a window ===

    Kind of agree with this, particularly at the state level. It’s something to watch, so maybe wait to see if the number is revised next month. And (from Forest grump) it appears that Indiana and Michigan were similar to Illinois.


  24. - Da Big Bad Wolf - Friday, Oct 20, 17 @ 4:12 pm:

    Outdoor pools close, beaches close, summer camps close, college kids quit their summer jobs/internships and go back to college. August has alway been a good month for job hunting. Have these numbers been seasonally adjusted?


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