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Economic Decline Costing Illinoisans Jobs and Access to Services

Sector as a Whole Employs One in Ten Private Workers
April 2011 - Economic declines in Illinois’ nonprofit sector are costing Illinoisans jobs and limiting their access to a wide variety of services at a time when demand for these services is increasing. Yet, even during the current recession, the nonprofit sector remains a key player in the state’s overall financial health, employing one in ten private workers and accounting for nearly $60 billion annually in expenditures for goods and services – nearly ten percent of the state’s Gross State Product.
This and other new information about the nonprofit sector, its role in the state’s economy and the impact of the recent recession are included in two reports – A Vital Force in Illinois: The Nonprofit Economy 2011 and Economic Outlook 2011: Signs of Recovery but Challenges Persist – released by Donors Forum.  A Vital Force was made possible in part by the Henrietta Lange Burk Fund, administered by Bank of America Merrill Lynch. You can view the reports online below.  To easily download the reports in PDF format, scroll further down and click on the title of each in magenta font.