The unemployment rate in Illinois is 7.1% (U.S. avg. is 6.0%). Recent job growth is Positive. Illinois jobs have increased by 0.6%. More Economy
COST OF LIVING
Compared to the rest of the country, Illinois's cost of living is 6.3% lower than the U.S. average. More Cost of Living
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WEATHER & CLIMATE
September, June and May are the most pleasant months in the state of Illinois, while January and December are the least comfortable months. Today's Weather
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In the last Presidential election, Illinois remained very strongly Democratic, 57.4% to 40.4%. More Voting Stats
Illinois's population is 12,821,813 people. Since 2020, it has had a population growth of 0.9%. Learn More...
Average Commute time is 28.7 minutes. The National Average is 26.4 minutes. Learn More...
The median home cost in Illinois is . Home appreciation the last 10 years has been 6.9%.
Illinois public schools spend $14,281 per student. The average school expenditure in the U.S. is $12,383. There are about 14.3 students per teacher in Illinois. More Education