Local Government Jobs Way Up This Century

According to the Illinois Department of Employment Security, the number of government workers in McHenry County was 11,530 in April 2000.

The number in October 2017 was 16,285.

That’s an increase of 41%.

According to the Census Bureau, the population in McHenry County in April 2000 was 260,077, and the population in 2016 was 307,004.

That’s in increase of 8%.

It appears that most of this increase took place in the decade between 2000 and 2010.

Since 2010, government employment has increased 4.6% while the population has declined by 0.6%.


Local Government Jobs Way Up This Century — 19 Comments

  1. 1 + 1 = 2. Today is January 27, 2018. Stay tuned…tic, tock, tic, tock, tic, tock…

  2. Angel, what is the tic, tock, tic tock stuff all about? Thanks, John

  3. Tic, tock, tic tock is the continuous sound in Angel head that won’t go away.

  4. When voters continually approve new taxes – Senior Tax – 708 Board Tax – Valley Hi tax – endless school bond referendums – and keep electing union and school admin friendly school boards, public sector employment MUST increase to spend all of that money!!!

    Add to that the voter approval for a Constitutional public sector pension guarantee which ensures that posters such as broken watch will be fed more than adequately to post here for a long time.

  5. out-of-towner, is your comment regarding the Constitutional provision for public-sector pensions referring to cal’s 75,000 per year pension that we all help to support. Heck, he only ‘served’ for twenty-four years for that pay.

    He also has kept all of his war chest donations that fools gave him. Perhaps he is delusional enough to dream of another run again. He can always hold another pig up for all to see. Or perhaps run around flashing his camera in folks faces and calling it “journalism’.

  6. (11530/260077)x100 = 4.43%
    (16285/307004)x100 = 5.3%
    5.3-4.43 = .87% increase in 17 years

  7. Forbes called Illinois a “sinkhole State” last week, with a 116 Public Sector rats on the dole, for every 100 Private Sector Workers paying for them.

  8. Your math-fu is weak, Nob.

    You should work for the Illinois Dems who claimed that changing the state income tax rate from 3.75% to 4.95% was a 1.2% increase in the tax rate.

  9. Nob, I stand corrected. Thank you. cal always has said that his pension was 74-75,000. I should have checked given my source.

  10. Billy Bob, the increase of 1.2% is correct, a change in increase of 32% over what was there before.
    It’s all about the Waltz.

  11. There is a difference between percentage point increase/decrease and percentage increase/decrease, Nob.

    The state income tax rose 1.2 percentage points.

    It also rose 32 percent.

    Some people intentionally confuse the two concepts in order to support their argument, and some people simply don’t know the difference.

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