Summary: Illinois Jobs Index: MSA REPORT release 04/29/2011 www.real.illinois.edu page 1
Note: IDES revised their estimates for the number of jobs at the beginning of 2011.
As a companion to the Feb 2011 Illinois Job Index that reports an positive rating, this MSA Report provides a localized picture on Illinois job growth
and allows for comparisons between local economies, Illinois, the Nation and the Rest of the Midwest.
The monthly Illinois Job Index and MSA Report are provided as tools for elected officials, policy leaders and the public. We can better
understand the Illinois economy and business climate by comparing and measuring Illinois employment growth rates against those of the Rest of
the Midwest (RMW: Indiana, Iowa, Michigan, Missouri, Ohio and Wisconsin) and the Nation. Data and analysis is provided by the Illinois
Economic Observatory / Regional Economics Applications Laboratory, University of Illinois. The MSA data (unless noted) were seasonally
adjusted to be consistent with state totals.
Jan 1990 / Mar 2011
Total non-farm employment