Illinois' economy shrinking by more than $183M per day as state approaches 1M new jobless claims
from Illinois Policy
As COVID-19 cases rose in March, Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker issued stay-at-home orders to try to mitigate the spread of the virus. As a result of the shuttering of businesses and a pandemic-induced drop in consumer demand, Illinois’ economy has cratered. Two months after the statewide shutdown, new research shows the state’s economy has experienced unprecedented damage.
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