Job Creation

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The latest employment numbers show Illinois is adding jobs, and the rate of unemployment across the state is dipping below 4 percent.

However, Jim Clifton, CEO of the research firm Gallup, says those reports can be misleading because they count people who have part-time jobs, but who would prefer full-time hours and pay.

Jamey Dunn
WUIS/Illinois Issues

Gov. Pat Quinn and state Sen. Bill Brady have made it clear that they see job creation as the No. 1 issue in their race for the governor’s office. In a state with an unemployment rate of more than 11 percent, it is pretty safe to say that joblessness is a top concern of many voters, too.