No, Bloomington-Normal is NOT Okay

Mayor Renner claimed at the last Council meeting 1000 people move here every year.  He’s uniformed.

Employers added new jobs in half of the state’s metro areas

Metro Area Nov-14* Nov-13 Over-the-Year Change
Bloomington-Normal 89,300 (5.6%) 90,300 (7.2%) -1,000
Champaign-Urbana 110,600 (5.9%) 109,600 (8.0%) 1,000
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville 3,854,200 (5.7%) 3,830,500 (8.3%) 23,700
Danville 29,200 (8.1%) 29,000 (12.2%) 200
Davenport-Moline-Rock Island 182,900 (6.0%) 183,800 (6.6%) -900
Decatur 51,800 (7.9%) 52,000 (12.2%) -200
Kankakee-Bradley 44,800 (7.6%) 44,700 (10.9%) 100
Lake-Kenosha, IL-WI 410,300 (5.9%) 402,100 (8.1%) 8,200
Peoria 177,900 (6.6%) 179,100 (9.3%) -1,200
Rockford 149,700 (8.1%) 148,600 (11.4%) 1,100
Springfield 111,700 (5.9%) 111,900 (7.7%) -200
IL Section of St. Louis 229,500 (6.3%) 230,400 (8.5%) -900

*Preliminary figures

Metro areas with largest job gains

  1. Lake-Kenosha (+2.0 percent, 8,200)
  2. Champaign-Urbana (+0.9 percent, 1,000)
  3. Danville (+0.7 percent, 200)
  4. Rockford (+0.7 percent, 1,100)
  5. Chicago-Joliet-Naperville (+0.6 percent, 23,700)

Metro areas with largest job losses

  1. Bloomington-Normal (-1.1 percent, -1,000)
  2. Peoria (-0.7 percent, -1,200)
  3. Quad Cities (-0.5 percent, -900)

See more:  http://www.rebootillinois.com/2014/12/29/editors-picks/kevin-hoffmanrebootillinois-com/local-metro-illinois-unemployment-rates-november/31261/?utm_source=dailytip_20141230&utm_medium=email&utm_content=&utm_campaign=

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