A continuation of the analysis of the current situation in Illinois by WirePoints:
18. Manufacturing jobs collapse. More than 300,000 working and middle class Illinoisans lost their manufacturing jobs between 2000 and 2015. Illinois experienced the worst manufacturing jobs recovery since the Great Recession when compared to our neighbors. And the repercussions were wide. Lost property tax revenues were passed to on to homeowners through higher rates. Towns have seen population drops across the state. And private sector incomes were stagnant in the decade from 2006-2015 (See number 7).