Manufacturing, retail job losses weigh on state’s economy

From the Illinois News Network: Nearly 10,000 families so far this year are dealing with the harsh realities of a family member in the manufacturing industry being laid off, and the Illinois Manufacturers’ Association said state lawmakers are partly to blame.

If you can’t afford to send your kids to college because your manufacturing job got cut, the Illinois Manufacturers’ Association said state lawmakers are partly to blame.

More than 9,260 jobs have been cut since January. In August, eight businesses reported more than 1,000 layoffs. Total manufacturing-job layoffs since January totaled more than 2,300.

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