Jobless numbers throughout Illinois continue to decline. The latest figures from the Illinois Department of Employment Security show the unemployment rate of five point nine percent is about half of what it was at its peak, in 2009.
That could be a sign of a recovery.
But Republican Governor Bruce Rauner says it's the opposite. He says the rate is down because there are fewer jobs, and fewer residents trying to get them.
"We are losing our people, we're losing our jobs. That's gotta change, we need to grow."