State losing young workers in record numbers
Calling it a sign of economic and political crises, the Illinois Policy Institute said the state is losing residents much faster than its neighbors.
"The Land of Lincoln is losing one person to out-migration every five minutes," Michael Lucci, vice president of policy at the institute, wrote recently in a blog post. "This rate is so rapid, it has caused the state’s population to shrink two years in a row, while the population of every other state in the region has grown.”
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