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Economy in Chicago, Illinois

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EconomyChicago, ILUnited States
Unemployment Rate8.40%6.30%
Recent Job Growth0.85%1.18%
Future Job Growth33.30%36.10%
Sales Taxes9.25%6.00%
Income Taxes5.00%4.72%
Income per Cap.$28,202$28,051
Household Income$47,408$53,046
Family Median Income$54,188$64,585
Income Less Than 15K17.23%12.61%
Income between 15K and 20K5.97%5.33%
Income between 20K and 30K10.96%10.57%
Income between 30K and 40K9.53%9.90%
Income between 40K and 50K8.30%8.95%
Income between 50K and 60K7.39%8.08%
Income between 60K and 75K9.17%10.09%
Income between 75K and 100K10.85%12.25%
Income between 100K and 150K10.99%12.82%
Income between 150K and 200K4.56%4.78%
Income greater than 200K5.03%4.64%
Management, business, finance15.33%14.36%
Engineering, computers, science4.67%5.24%
Community, social services1.92%1.66%
Education, library5.94%6.10%
Arts, design, media, sports, entertainment2.85%1.88%
Healthcare practitioners and technology4.60%5.49%
Healthcare support2.08%2.47%
Firefighters, law enforcement3.23%2.24%
Food preparation, serving6.27%5.61%
Building maintenance4.27%3.97%
Personal care4.28%3.54%
Sales, office, administrative support23.53%24.89%
Farming, fishing, forestry0.12%0.73%
Construction, extraction, maintenance/repair5.73%8.56%
Production, transportation, material moving13.10%12.10%

The unemployment rate in Chicago, IL, is 8.40%, with job growth of 0.85%. Future job growth over the next ten years is predicted to be 33.30%.

Chicago, IL Taxes

Chicago, IL,sales tax rate is 9.25%. Income tax is 5.00%.

Chicago, IL Income and Salaries

The income per capita is $28,202, which includes all adults and children. The median household income is $47,408.

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