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Illinois leisure and hospitality industry least recovered in Midwest, 7th-worst in the nation

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UnnamedOne-third of Illinois’ missing jobs are from the leisure and hospitality industry, but that sector’s COVID-19 pandemic recovery lags virtually every other state in the U.S. 

At the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic and many state-mandated shutdowns, businesses in the leisure and hospitality sector were among the most affected. While the industry contributed the most to job losses nationwide, it has also been equally vital to propelling states’ economic recoveries.

The states that have made the most progress in recouping their pandemic-related job losses have largely done so because their leisure and hospitality industries have bounced back faster than in other states. Unfortunately, Illinois’ recovery is still a long way away and the state’s leisure and hospitality industry remains the least recovered in the Midwest and the seventh least recovered in the nation.

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