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Illinois Unemployment Dropped More In the Last Three Months Than WI Has in the Last Three Years

Scott Walker once used to try and compare Wisconsin with California, Minnesota and other states with Democratic governors, but as those states have revved their economic engines and left Wisconsin coughing in the dust, Walker has been left with pretty much one state to go after:  Illinois.

There's only one problem, Illinois' economy has been hitting on all cylinders and not only passed Wisconsin in job growth last quarter, but also have seen their unemployment drop a whopping 1.3 points in the last three months-- a feat which has taken Wisconsin nearly three years to accomplish.  Wisconsin's unemployment rate currently is stuck at 5.7%.  To find when Wisconsin's unemployment rate was 1.3 points higher, we'd have to go all the way back to when the unemployment rate was at 7.0%.  

Here's another bit of Illinois economic trivia:  

Ouch.  That one is going to leave a mark. 

Published

July 25, 2014 - 6:59pm

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