A recent report from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics shows that Illinois lost 24,900 jobs in July—more than any other state in the nation.

Illinois lost a combined 32,200 jobs in June and July, even more than California and Ohio, two states with notoriously bad job climates that both added jobs during those months.

According to the Bureau, the number of employed in Illinois continues to drop, and the state’s unemployment rate has increased to 9.5 percent—exceeding the national unemployment rate.

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