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Illinois 7th worst state for jobs, per WalletHub Study

WalletHub compared the 50 states across 35 key indicators of job-market strength, opportunity and economic vitality.
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Updated: Jun. 9, 2021 at 12:43 PM CDT
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ROCKFORD, Ill. (WIFR) - With the economy gaining 559,000 jobs in May, picking up steam after last month’s disappointing numbers, the personal-finance website WalletHub released its report on 2021′s Best & Worst States for Jobs.

Finding a Job in Illinois (1=Best; 25=Avg.):

  • 37th – Job Opportunities
  • 44th - To find a job
  • 43rd – Employment Growth
  • 39th – Unemployment Rate
  • 18th – Avg. Length of Work Week (in Hours)
  • 45th – Avg. Commute Time (in Minutes)
  • 38th – Job Satisfaction
  • 39th – COVID-19 Positive Tests in the Past Week per Capita

WalletHub compared the 50 states across 35 key indicators of job-market strength, opportunity and economic vitality. The data set ranges from employment growth to median annual income to average commute time. For the full report, visit here.

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