Originally published at: https://www.hannity.com/media-room/great-again-illinois-workers-see-massive-boost-in-manufacturing-salaries/
Peoria County, Illinois -once the headquarters of major equipment corporation Caterpillar- has seen a “major boost” in manufacturing jobs returning to the region; “fattening wages” and shoring up a once-healthy economy.
According to the Chicago Tribune, the central Illinois county is seeing a resurgence of its local economy, with officials confirming a stunning 24% increase in average weekly wages since the first quarter of 2018.
“Peoria saw a 24 percent jump in average weekly earnings in the first quarter of 2018, compared with the same period a year earlier, the steepest increase by far among the 349 largest counties in the nation, according to data released Wednesday by the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Manufacturing wages in Peoria county, which rose by $1,802 a week, or 61 percent, fueled the jump,” writes the Tribune.
“We have seen a real bounce back, especially in the manufacturing sector, and those are good-paying jobs and we have lots of them available,” said Chris Setti, CEO of the Greater Peoria Economic Development Council.
Read the full story at the Chicago Tribune.