Illinois unemployment rates still highest in the nation and Amazon tax credits not expected to provide a viable long term growth strategy:

$2 million per year in tax breaks buys 2,000 new Amazon jobs for Illinois | Illinois Policy | Illinois’ comeback story starts here

Amazon announced May 25 it plans to add more than 2,000 full time jobs by opening a second warehouse in Joliet, Ill. While this announcement is welcome news for Illinois – the state with the highest unemployment rate in the country – it is far from a sign the state’s long-term structural problems are improving.