Illinois Now Has The Nation’s Highest Unemployment Rate

The tenure of Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner has been one of controversy, especially stemming from the stalemate he’s involved in with the state legislature that’s put multiple colleges and universities in financial distress. To add to that, the Chicago Reporter has declared that Illinois now has the highest unemployment rate in the United States.

While unemployment has steadily gotten lower throughout the nation, Illinois’ has only gone up since Rauner’s been in his position. Before the Republican governor took office, the state was in the “middle of the pack.”