Illinois is missing nearly twice as many jobs as U.S.
Percentage change in payrolls, total and by industry for Illinois and the U.S., January 2022 relative to pre-pandemic peak, seasonally adjusted. Illinois lagged the nation in 10 of 11 major industries.
Illinois' pre-pandemic peak in employment was January 2020, U.S. peak was February 2020
Source:U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics