Report says occupational licensing requirements push costs higher

Report says occupational licensing requirements push costs higher

Nearly one of every three workers needs permission from a government agency to work in Illinois.

According to a report by the Center for Growth and Opportunity at Utah State University, the state of Illinois and others mean well by requiring licensing for a number of different occupations, but doing so raises costs for consumers and can lead to shortages in some jobs.

Research manager Josh T. Smith said a profession such as cutting hair that is low-risk comes with requirements to attend more training than Emergency Medical Technicians.

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New Ohio Law Takes Aim At Occupational Licenses, Which Cost State $6 Billion

New Ohio Law Takes Aim At Occupational Licenses, Which Cost State $6 Billion

New Hampshire among states with lowest percentage of professional licenses, but potential costs still add up

New Hampshire among states with lowest percentage of professional licenses, but potential costs still add up

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