Thursday, August 25, 2011

Illinois is the Biggest Loser in July

Illinois lost more jobs than any other state in the union in the month of July. And unfortunately for the rest of us, we have a bunch of bozo’s, who call Chicago home, running the country into the ground just like the Land of Lincoln. Here is the report from the Illinois Policy Institute:

In a trend that continues to worsen, more Illinoisans found themselves unemployed in the month of July.

Illinois lost more jobs during the month of July than any other state in the nation, according to the most recent Bureau of Labor Statistics report. After losing 7,200 jobs in June, Illinois lost an additional 24,900 non-farm payroll jobs in July. The report also said Illinois’s unemployment rate climbed to 9.5 percent. This marks the third consecutive month of increases in the unemployment rate.

Illinois started to create jobs as the national economy began to recover. But just when Illinois’s economy seemed to be turning around, lawmakers passed record tax increases in January of this year. Since then, Illinois’s employment numbers have done nothing but decline.
Data released today by the bureau confirms this downward trajectory. When it comes to putting people back to work, Illinois is going backwards. Since January, Illinois has dropped 89,000 people from its employment rolls.

After this national nightmare, I’m willing to make a proposition. I propose a constitutional amendment that no one from the state of Illinois can ever become president of the United States ever again.

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