The Land of Lincoln is losing 313 residents per day to other states.
Illinois’ people problem is worsening. And it’s driven by residents leaving for greener pastures.
From July 2017 to July 2018, Illinois’ population shrank by more than 45,000 people, behind only New York for the worst raw population decline in the nation, according to data released Dec. 19 by the U.S. Census Bureau.
The largest driver of Illinois’ population decline? More people are leaving for other states than arriving from other states. Over the year, Illinois lost 114,000 people on net to other states, or roughly 313 residents per day.
Clearly, state lawmakers’ passing a record-breaking permanent income tax hike in July 2017 hasn’t helped matters. This policy has deterred new investment and job creation, making Illinois a less promising state in which to find opportunity.
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