The jobless rate increases in Illinois while 16 other states were enjoying their lowest unemployment since the start of the Great Recession.
The Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today that Illinois' seasonally adjusted jobless rate in October, 2013 was 8.9 percent, a rate exceeded only by Michigan, Rhode Island and Nevada. That 8.9 percent was a 0.1 percent increase over October, 2012.
Who should be surprised when Illinois is a lousy state to do business in and is so poorly managed. Who in their right mind would want to do business here? The Tax Foundation listed Illinois 19th among the 20 worst state for business. In comparison, Indiana, ranked as the 10th best state, "trouncing" Illinois in the rankings, as Crain's put it.
Think that the Democrats who run the state have something to do with this sad state of affairs?