Quinn touts unemployment rate drop, but is the news really good?

Brady Cremeens
Aug 15, 2014 5:25 PM

CHICAGO – Gov. Quinn Thursday announced another Illinois unemployment rate drop, but some economists say that’s not the whole story.

Illinois’ unemployment rate decreased in July to 6.8 percent, down from 7.1 percent in June, according to data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

“Illinois’ comeback is going strong and we’ve got more work to do,” Governor Quinn said in a statement. “Illinois manufacturers are helping to drive our economy forward by creating good jobs and supporting local communities across the state.”