Summary: ILLINOIS ECONOMIC
The Monthly Illinois Economic Review contains information on national, statewide, and local
economic performance by measuring job growth, unemployment, and business activity. This
information is compiled by IGPA Economist Geoffrey Hewings, director of the Regional
Economics Applications Laboratory at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
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ILLINOIS ECONOMIC REVIEW
EMPLOYMENT DATA SUMMARY
Illinois added 1,700 jobs in March 2011 at a rate of 0.03%, compared with a revised 20,300
job gain in February 2011. Compared to March 2010, Illinois has added 76,600 jobs, the
second largest monthly year-over-year increase since June 2006. The three-month moving
average of jobs, a more stable measure of the labor market, was up by 15,400 jobs per
The Nation added 216,000 jobs at a rate of 0.17%, compared with a revised 194,000 job gain
in February. The three-month moving average of jobs was up by 159,000 jobs per month.
The Rest of the Midwest (RMW) added 56,700 jobs in March after a revised 100 job loss in