Get to Work!
One of my friends from downstate pointed out this bit of good news for our state and the administration. The Decatur Herald & Review had an editorial pointing out that Illinois July job numbers led the nation. Coming from an area that knows a thing or two about job loss, this is some welcome reinforcement that things are trending in the right direction. They did temper the news however by stating:
There are some concerns in the July employment numbers, however. Government hires drove the month's increase, with that sector adding 5,800 job. The education and health services sector added 1,400 jobs. There were 1,900 jobs lost in the trade, transportation and utility sector, and 1,500 fewer jobs in the professional business services sectors. Those last two categories had been contributing significantly to job growth earlier in the year. While government provides much-need services, it's generally better for an economy if the job growth comes from private business and industry.