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What’s behind Illinois’ employment collapse?
Illinois Policy.org ^ | 2/24/2014 | Michael Lucci

Posted on 03/02/2014 11:42:15 AM PST by Beave Meister

A smaller and smaller percentage of adults are working to support the entire state population. Why does this matter?

Because a booming economy provides the benefits of opportunity and upward mobility. But not only that. Growing the number of taxpayers is essential for funding core government services and pension bills. The only other tools legislators have are tax hikes, which have done more to chase away taxpayers than to fund the government.

The percentage of the working-age population that is employed fell by 5.6 percentage points, from 65 percent in January 2008 to 59.4 percent in December 2013. This percentage, called the employment ratio, has been described by economist Paul Ashworth as the “best measure of labor market conditions.”

The Great Recession hit the jobs market in January 2008. Since then, Illinois has seen a greater decline in its employment ratio than any other state in the Midwest.

(Excerpt) Read more at illinoispolicy.org ...


TOPICS: Chit/Chat
KEYWORDS: brucerauner; chicago; corruption; economy; illinois; jobs; patquinn; pensions; politicians; taxes; taxpayers; thugs; unemployment; unions
Taxes, unions and Corruption....that pretty much sums it up.
1 posted on 03/02/2014 11:42:15 AM PST by Beave Meister
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To: Beave Meister

What’s behind Illinois’ employment collapse?

Abortion, Homo-sexual Marriage, Medical Marijuana, Comprehensive Sex Education, Dishonoest Scales...

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2 posted on 03/02/2014 11:44:26 AM PST by stars & stripes forever (Blessed is the nation whose God is the Lord.)
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To: Beave Meister

Bush’s Fault.


3 posted on 03/02/2014 11:47:41 AM PST by FXRP
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To: Beave Meister

I always did well here in Chicago. Now this job market is so bad. I have a decent gig that lasts till May. Then heck with this cold and lousy jobs. I’m going to head down to New Orleans.


4 posted on 03/02/2014 11:53:27 AM PST by Blackirish
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To: Beave Meister

Dems....nothing but Dems as far as the eye can see.


5 posted on 03/02/2014 11:54:17 AM PST by Huskrrrr
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To: Beave Meister

Who the Hell desires to go to Chicago to create a company? Attrition happens to all hell holes.


6 posted on 03/02/2014 11:54:45 AM PST by CodeToad (Keeping whites from talking about blacks is verbal segregation!)
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To: Beave Meister

Rahm Emanuel and the democratic party.


7 posted on 03/02/2014 11:56:18 AM PST by minnesota_bound
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To: Blackirish

Make sure it is to high ground!


8 posted on 03/02/2014 11:56:46 AM PST by minnesota_bound
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To: Beave Meister
What’s behind Illinois’ employment collapse?

Let me go out on a limb here: democRATS.

5.56mm

9 posted on 03/02/2014 11:58:11 AM PST by M Kehoe
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To: Beave Meister

You’d think the economy would be booming, since every dollar paid out in unemployment compensation generates $1.77 somewhere.

And you’d think they’d be saying, “Thank you.”


10 posted on 03/02/2014 11:58:47 AM PST by St_Thomas_Aquinas ( Isaiah 22:22, Matthew 16:19, Revelation 3:7)
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To: Blackirish

The people in Louisiana are very nice. Just remember that everything is flexible there, particularly with the local authorities. The rules aren’t quite the same there. :-)


11 posted on 03/02/2014 11:59:19 AM PST by Pining_4_TX (All those who were appointed to eternal life believed. Acts 13:48)
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To: Beave Meister

“What’s behind Illinois’ employment collapse?”

Single party rule by Democrat/Socialist/Marxist/Progressives/Obammunists? Too many takers, not enough makers? Education failure? Failure of the work ethic and the entitlement mentality? Anti-business climate? Regulations and taxes? Unions? Corruption? All of the above, since they’re pretty much all the same thing?


12 posted on 03/02/2014 12:18:45 PM PST by catnipman (Cat Nipman: Vote Republican in 2012 and only be called racist one more time!)
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To: Beave Meister
ummm democRATS???
13 posted on 03/02/2014 12:34:39 PM PST by Chode (Stand UP and Be Counted, or line up and be numbered - *DTOM* -vvv- NO Pity for the LAZY - 86-44)
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To: Beave Meister

Easy, their solution to their problems was to raise taxes on individuals and businesses and borrow an incredible amount of money.

In WI we did the exact opposite and many IL businesses and jobs, if they could, moved here. We cut taxes and cut spending and paid off loans and now we’re looking at a Governor who is aiming to give surplus money back to taxpayers.


14 posted on 03/02/2014 12:36:58 PM PST by Secret Agent Man (Gone Galt; Not averse to Going Bronson.)
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To: Secret Agent Man

Oh yeah and we cut the unions’ power off at the knees, at least the public sector unions.


15 posted on 03/02/2014 12:38:27 PM PST by Secret Agent Man (Gone Galt; Not averse to Going Bronson.)
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To: Beave Meister

The taxes aren’t really that bad here (IL)...about in the middle. The problem is the corruption, the deadlock that the Dumbocrat Party has on the state legislature and Governorship, and the overwhelmingly incompetent financial management of state finances (see #2 above). It is a shame to see a state with the agricultural, industrial, transportation, and manufacturing resources Illinois has so poorly managed and run into the ground by a bunch of Obama-like incompetent, inexperienced, lazy know-nothing politicians. When they control everything - the more conservative parts of the state may as well not exist, your state representatives are not going to even be able to get a bill up for discussion unless the Democrats want it to go forward.

The best hope is Bruce Rauner, a millionaire businessman running for Governor on the promise of running the state like a business and term limits. We’ll find out in a few weeks...


16 posted on 03/02/2014 12:40:56 PM PST by bigbob (The best way to get a bad law repealed is to enforce it strictly. Abraham Lincoln)
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To: Beave Meister
Gee...I wonder...

That report was 18 months ago.

17 posted on 03/02/2014 12:43:53 PM PST by logi_cal869
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To: Beave Meister

What’s behind Illinois’ employment collapse? Democrats.


18 posted on 03/02/2014 12:48:17 PM PST by Ray76 (How modern liberals think: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eaE98w1KZ-c)
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To: bigbob

Let me make it even simpler:

Imagine what the US would be like if there were no Tea Party, no Ted Cruz or Rand Paul, just Obama, Reid, and Pelosi doing whatever they wanted to do. And that it had been this way since 2002 with no term limits on any of them.

That’s why Illinois is what is is.


19 posted on 03/02/2014 12:50:39 PM PST by bigbob (The best way to get a bad law repealed is to enforce it strictly. Abraham Lincoln)
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To: Beave Meister
Because a booming economy provides the benefits of opportunity and upward mobility.

The Ruling Class, GOP and Dems, doesn't like upward mobility.

20 posted on 03/02/2014 12:53:02 PM PST by Moonman62 (The US has become a government with a country, rather than a country with a government.)
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To: Beave Meister

Liberalism mixed with Communism, mixed with Nation Socialism, mixed with mob behavior, mixed with sin.


21 posted on 03/02/2014 12:55:07 PM PST by bmwcyle (People who do not study history are destine to believe really ignorant statements.)
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To: Beave Meister
In six years Illinois has lost almost nine percent of its workforce? I am reminded of the automatic systems on commercial airliners. Don't you hear "PULL UP! PULL UP! PULL UP!" just before crashing into the ground?

People in Illinois should be hearing "PULL UP" right about now, though I think it is too late to do much about it.

22 posted on 03/02/2014 1:01:50 PM PST by William Tell
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To: Pining_4_TX
Pining_4_TX said: "Just remember that everything is flexible there, particularly with the local authorities. "

Are you describing, "Pay to play"?

23 posted on 03/02/2014 1:04:53 PM PST by William Tell
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To: bigbob
The best hope is Bruce Rauner, a millionaire businessman running for Governor on the promise of running the state like a business and term limits. We’ll find out in a few weeks...

Rauner is the Combine candidate. Google his support of Rahm Emanuel.

24 posted on 03/02/2014 1:06:41 PM PST by InMemoriam (Have a seat over there, Mr. Mohammed. Aisha, go play on your swingset, honey.)
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To: Beave Meister

Toll booths every five yards on the freeway to Wisconsin.


25 posted on 03/02/2014 1:59:32 PM PST by Luke21
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To: Beave Meister

democrats


26 posted on 03/02/2014 2:09:00 PM PST by bravo whiskey (We should not fear our government. Our government should fear us.)
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To: Beave Meister

The parasites are killing the host.


27 posted on 03/02/2014 4:19:27 PM PST by dynachrome (Vertrou in God en die Mauser)
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To: Ray76

Maybe the crime rate? I belong to a group that was going to be meeting in Chicago. After tourists were being mugged we decided to go to another city. Chicago lost a lot of money because they can’t control their crime.


28 posted on 03/02/2014 4:23:33 PM PST by ladyjane
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To: dynachrome

Not parasites, a metastasizing cancer. IL is done, welcome to Detroit.


29 posted on 03/02/2014 6:19:36 PM PST by the anti-mahdi
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To: Secret Agent Man

All New Low-Wage Jobs In 2013 Had Sub-30-Hour Weeks

By JED GRAHAM, INVESTOR’S BUSINESS DAILY
Posted 08:02 AM ET

All of the very low-wage jobs added in 2013 fell below the 30-hour threshold that ObamaCare defines as full-time, an analysis of government wage and hours-worked data suggests.

The finding highlights concerns about the impact of the health law’s employer insurance mandate, the proposed minimum wage hike and — especially — the combination of both.

http://news.investors.com/030314-691672-new-low-wage-jobs-all-sub-30-hours-in-2013.htm


30 posted on 03/03/2014 7:00:09 AM PST by KeyLargo
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To: William Tell

Well, kind of, but it’s more like the laws are flexible based on a number of factors, including if those in authority like you or not.

It’s all done in a friendly wink, wink kind of way.

As for New Orleans, stay in the tourist areas and places with lots of people. Not safe to go off the beaten path.


31 posted on 03/03/2014 1:58:48 PM PST by Pining_4_TX (All those who were appointed to eternal life believed. Acts 13:48)
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