Illinois added 30,000 jobs, the most among states. It was followed by California, which added 25,700.And Wisconsin, last month?
Illinois' job growth appears to have encouraged many people who had stopped looking for work to resume job searches, increasing the size of the labor force. That caused the unemployment rate to rise, despite the job gain.
Wisconsin reported the biggest job loss, a drop of 9,700, followed by New York, which shed 8,300.
We lost 9,700 jobs, leading the nation. That's a 40,000 job swing.
Advantage Illinois! Seems employers like Illinois better.
No wonder the Wisconsin Department of Revenue has said Scott Walker's promise of 250,000 new jobs in four years is unattainable.
And remember when Walker was bashing Illinois for its tax policy, and was urging employers there to come to Wisconsin, which his sophomoric little border war signs sayng Wisconsin was "Open For Business?"
I suspect that job creation was helped in Illinois by Wisconsin wind farm, and Amtrak money and construction that shifted there after Walker nixed those projects here, proving that Wisconsin was not open for business and that he was not ready for prime time:
ROCK COUNTY (WKOW) -- Gov. Scott Walker unveiled new road signs today announcing that Wisconsin is open for business.
Gov. Walker puts up new signs targeted at Illinois businessesPosted: Jan 18, 2011 8:11 AM CST