- 2017 Report
In 2016, Illinois lost 3,864 manufacturing jobs.
This adds to the to nearly 7,000 jobs the state lost in 2015.
Job losses were led by the transportation equip. industry, while medical instruments/related products led gains.
Virginia's top 5 sectors employ roughly half of the state's industrial workforce
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Illinois is home to
These 2 years of losses erased all of the jobs gains made after the recession
Manufacturing jobs were up in Northeast Oregon, but declined in the rest of the state.
Virginia's top 5 cities account for roughly 25% of the state's industrial employment.
But jobs fell in 2016, erasing 15% of VA's post-recession gains.
Ranking 3rd in the nation for the size of its manufacturing sector
Illinois lost 3,864 manufacturing jobs in 2016, a half percent loss.
Manufacturers leaving Illinois for other states accounted for a third of manufacturing job losses in 2016.
However, MNI data suggests fewer manufacturers are leaving Chicago for other IL cities, and more companies are relocating to Chicago.
Chicago was one of the few major Illinois industrial cities to post significant manufacturing job gains in 2016
Illinois' top 5 sectors account for more than half of the state's industrial jobs.
Fifteen of twenty-two sectors analyzed by MNI showed declines in employment, with Transportation Equipment and Printing/
Publishing leading losses.