Jun 26, 2016

Children of Illinois – and their futures – need to become a priority (Rock Island Today)

Savanna Mayor and state House candidate Tony McCombie has looked at the May unemployment numbers for Illinois and finds them wanting.

The state’s unemployment rate dropped to 6.4 percent, down from 6.6 percent in April, but it is still the highest rate among the Midwest and second highest in the nation, with Alaska having a worse number. The primary reason the unemployment rate fell was because approximately 9,100 unemployed Illinoisans dropped out of the workforce. The state also had a net loss of 2,500 jobs.

McCombie, who is running for House District 71, is frustrated by the lack of care and concern from politicians.

“Politicians in office continue to manipulate the facts to their benefit,” McCombie told Rock Island Today. “A smaller workforce in Illinois has nothing to do with increased efficiencies; it has to do with businesses leaving the state and development in Illinois decreasing.  The shutdown of Exelon in Cordova is a real threat to District 71, and those in office need to get back to work and solve the real problems that will cripple us beyond repair!”

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