Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Illinois is one of the 10 best states to make a living

According to, Illinois is one of the 10 best states to make a living. At $41,986.51, Illinois had the best adjusted-average income in the nation. The unemployment rate in Illinois is not notably low, but the state benefits from relatively high average wages, a low state tax rate, and a below-average cost of living. As an added plus, you can make good use of your money once you earn it in Illinois. Even though the unemployment rate is still hovering around 10% in the Chicago region, the Illinois Department of Social Security reports that local unemployment rates are at their lowest since 2008. Read more about that at

This is good news for our state. It's been a long hard road to begin this recovery and we have a long way yet to go. We give credit to our Governor and Democratic legislators for this fine work!

Brenna Conway
Associate Executive Director
Democratic Party of DuPage County

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