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Illinois Economic Review
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The Regional Economics Applications Laboratory has posted its January 2014 Illinois Economic Review, which examines the job picture and outlook in the state.  Read it here.

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The Illinois Economic Review, published by the Regional Economics Applications Laboratory, shows Illinois lost 3,200 jobs during December. However, the 3-month average indicates that job numbers are on an upward trend.

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 Analaysts at the Regional Economics Applications Laboratory say the number of jobs in Illinois continues to grow. Data in the latest Illinois Economic Review show that Illinois has added more than 60,000 jobs since February 2012, however there is still much ground to recover. The state still has 198,000 fewer jobs than it did at the beginning of the recession in December 2007.

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 IGPA's Regional Economics Applications Laboratory (REAL) says Illinois had nearly 42,000 more jobs in December 2012 than in December 2011. However, REAL's Illinois Economic Review says the state still shows a net loss of 270,000 jobs since the beginning of the recession in December 2007.  Read the full review.

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The latest Illinois Economic Review, prepared by IGPA's Regional Economics Applications Laboratory (REAL), shows Illinois gained 6,500 jobs in February 2012, compared with 3,900 job gains in January 2012. Illinois has added 32,000 jobs since February 2011. The Illinois official unemployment rate fell for the sixth consecutive month, dropping -0.3 to 9.1 percent.

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The latest Illinois Economic Review, prepared by IGPA's Regional Economics Applications Laboratory, shows Illinois gained just over 29,000 jobs between Jan. 2011 and Jan. 2012. However, the state still has 306,000 fewer jobs now than it did in Dec. 2007. Read the full review.

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Photo of Help Wanted signDec. 19, 2011 _ Illinois job growth since the end of the 2007-2009 recession has new exceeded 100,000 , according to the Illinois Economic Review, published by IGPA's Regional Economic Applications Laboratory.  Read the latest review.

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Photo of Help Wanted signJob growth in Illinois remains sluggish and forecasts from IGPA's Regional Economic Applications Laboratory do not indicate major improvement anytime soon, according to the latest Illinois Economic Review. Read the Review.

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Illinois lost 7,200 jobs in June, the first month of losses since December 2010, according to the Illinois Economic Review. However, the review, published by IGPA's Regional Economics Applications Laboratory, indicates that Illinois' job growth remains positive relative to a year ago.  Read the entire review.

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Total non-farm jobs are expected to increase by a range of 50,000 to 122,000 over the course of the next year, according to the Illinois Economic Review published by IGPA's Regional Economic Applications Laboratory. The latest review shows the state added 9,000 jobs in April. Read the full review.

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