Illinois and Wisconsin are celebrating two very different distinctions when it comes to the Labor Department's October jobs report — with the Prairie State leading the nation in job gains, while the state to the North saw big losses. Illinois added 30,000 jobs to its economy during the month of October. Meanwhile Wisconsin, as reported by the Capitol Fax blog, saw 9,700 jobs disappear from its economy in October when compared to the September jobs report. That was the largest amount of job losses seen in any state during the month.
Ironically, Wisconsin's union-busting governor, Scott Walker, was in Chicago early last month touting his job creation prowess at the Union League Club. That event was infiltrated by Occupy Chicago protesters who used the human microphone system to read a message to Walker, followed by chants of "Union busting is disgusting!"