Illinois Employment Has Not Yet Fully Recovered from Pandemic

Illinois labor statistics show the state has not yet fully recovered from the pandemic. Almost 252-thousand jobs are still missing compared with pre-pandemic levels, although the state added 262-thousand-600 jobs this last year. The leisure and hospitality sector showed the biggest rebound, as 126-thousand jobs were added for a 341 percent increase over 2020. Only the financial services sector showed a decline in jobs.