Illinois has some of the lowest unemployment in the country, and the state’s job market has continued to grow even as the rest the country has seen a sharp decline in the number of jobs available.
But even as Illinois has seen job growth in recent years, a new report shows that the job market is still a lot less robust than the national average.
Here’s what you need to know about Illinois.
Illinois’ Unemployment Rate Is A Huge Number.
In September 2018, Illinois had a jobless rate of 5.6%, according to a new Brookings Institution report.
That’s the same as the national unemployment rate of 6.3%.
And while the state had a robust job market last year, it still ranked 29th among the 50 states, according to the National Employment Law Project.
Illinois is still far behind the national jobless rates of other states like North Carolina, Alabama, and Arkansas, which are at an even higher level.
But Illinois has also struggled to maintain the same level of unemployment as other states.
While the state lost 6,500 jobs in September, that figure was lower than the total number of workers who left the state in the same month in 2019.
That was especially true in manufacturing, which lost 5,200 jobs, or 13% of the total.
In other words, the jobless figure in Illinois is lower than most states.
The Jobs In Illinois Are Actually Much Better Than Those In Other States.
In fact, Illinois is in a class of its own.
In terms of the number and types of jobs that Illinois has, Illinois ranks among the best states in the nation.
This is a big reason why Illinois is seen as a good place to be for people looking to start a family.
The median age in Illinois was just 34 years old in 2018, according the Brookings Institution.
And the median wage in Illinois has increased every year since 2006, which is well above the national median.
This means that Illinois workers who have been out of work for more than a year are likely to earn better wages than the average American worker, according Toonz, a company that provides employment and training services to employers.
Illinois Has A Lot Of Jobs That Pay Better Than Most States.
The state has a variety of different types of industries that make up the majority of its workforce.
For instance, in 2018 alone, the average hourly wage for a construction worker in Illinois topped $26 an hour, which was higher than the U.S. average of $24.55.
Also, the state has seen significant growth in many different types and skills, like health care workers and nurses.
But the biggest factor in how much income Illinois workers are making is the cost of living, which the Brookings report said has increased by nearly 40% since 2010.
In 2018, the cost per square foot of living in Illinois hit $8.72, compared to $4.90 in North Carolina and $2.86 in Arkansas, according a report by the National Association of Realtors.
The Labor Market Is Still In Decline Despite Strong Employment Growth.
Illinois has been one of the most successful states in terms of job creation, especially since the economic recovery began.
The Brookings report found that the state created 1.4 million jobs in 2018.
Illinois also posted the highest rate of job growth among the states it measured.
According to the report, Illinois added more than 7.2 million jobs between 2010 and 2018, which equates to an annual rate of about 7.3% growth.
And while Illinois has had strong job growth since the recession began, it has not always been the best place to start or stay after that initial economic recovery.
In 2017, the national economy added an estimated 2.4% more jobs than the state of Illinois.
But that growth slowed considerably by the end of 2017, when the national labor market started to slow down again.
For Illinois, the problem is not so much that the national jobs growth has slowed down.
It is more that it is slow enough to have a negative effect on the state economy.
While there is still growth in the state, the rate of unemployment is higher than it was before the recession.
And that is likely to continue to be a major problem going forward, especially if the unemployment rate in Illinois continues to climb, according John Lott, a former president of the American Association of University Women, who is also a fellow at Brookings.
Illinois Is Getting More Tax Money Than The Rest Of The Country.
The states economy has always been a big draw for corporations and wealthy individuals.
But since the beginning of the recession, the federal government has been providing billions of dollars in tax breaks to the state.
In some cases, this has been to help Illinois companies expand or create new jobs.
In the past decade, the Illinois economy has grown more than the other 50 states combined.
In 2020, the U