Friday, October 16, 2009

Illinois unemployment at 26 year high

The banana republic of Illinois unemployment level has reached 10.5%, which does not count those who have given up looking for work. Before the economic crash, the Illinois poverty level in 2007 was 11.9%; I’m curious to know how high it has gone since then. On top of the 11.9% of the population who were in poverty back in the days of “prosperity,” an additional 16.2% were at risk of dropping into poverty; I wonder if they took the plunge with these huge job losses. I shudder to speculate at the numbers an honest count of the Illinois unemployed and impoverished would produce.

It is clear that the
International Olympic Committee did not want the 2016 games going to the third world. Congratulations to our friends in Cidade Maravilhosa; Rio de Janeiro. You earned it.



1 comment:

Borepatch said...

The country voted for change, and are now getting it. Good and hard.