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Rauner Administration Announces Worst Jobs Report Yet

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Illinois Loses 10,800 Jobs in Month – Has Third Worst Job Growth Rate Over Year in Nation

Yesterday, Governor Bruce Rauner’s administration announced the state lost 10,800 jobs in September. This marks the worst month-to-month job loss under Rauner and continues a terrible year for the state.

Rich Miller of Capitol Fax recently wrote that Illinois’ economy notably slowed under the two-year budget impasse that devastated social services and the state’s higher education system. Now it seems job growth has ground to a halt.

From September to September, Illinois has now only grown 3,700 jobs, a growth rate of 0.06%. As a whole, the nation’s job growth rate was 1.23% over the same period.  Overall, Illinois ranked third worst in job creation over the last year, behind only Kansas and Wyoming. 

“Bruce Rauner has failed to grow jobs in Illinois,” said DGA Illinois Communications Director Sam Salustro. “Rauner promised voters he would be good for the economy, but his two-year budget crisis only hampered job growth and hurt the state’s economic future. Illinois is only getting worse under his failed leadership.”