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2018 Illinois Economic Report

​7/2/18 - The 2018 Illinois Economic Report is separated into two main sections.

The first section compares data for the U.S. with data for Illinois, Economic Development Region (EDR) 4 (Northeast Region that includes the Chicago metropolitan area in Illinois), and IL BOS (The balance-of-state of Illinois remaining after subtracting out EDR 4). This section shows distinctions in the economy, labor force and demographic characteristics between EDR 4 and IL BOS.

The second section of the report allows for comparisons between the ten EDRs for roughly the same types of data covered in the first section. Data for population, industry composition, economic production and cost of living is compared for the regions.