More than 300 Chicago jobs were lost when President Donald Trump visited the city this week, a sign of the continued economic fallout from the November election.
Trump and his team were criticized for their handling of the aftermath of the election, and for a number of reasons.
Trump has made an effort to distance himself from the violence that erupted in the city after his election.
He has tried to distance his administration from the white supremacists who descended on the city on Nov. 16 and carried out a number at least 10 killings.
The jobs losses are part of a wider pattern of job losses, according to the Chicago Department of Business Affairs and Economic Development.
The department said the loss of 1,400 jobs is down from 2,500 in December, a sharp drop from January.
The agency said the numbers are “likely the result of the city’s economic downturn,” which the department attributed in part to the election’s political climate.
Trump’s visit came amid a broader trend: The number of people leaving the city, which has shrunk by 8 percent in the past year.
The total number of workers leaving the area has dropped from more than 4.3 million in November to less than 1.5 million this month.
The number of businesses with fewer than 100 employees is down by more than 200 from January to March.
A Chicago-based economic development firm said the Chicago region is one of the most distressed regions of the country, and that’s why job losses have been particularly sharp in the Chicago area.
“This is one example of the impact of a political climate that has left the region with a strong sense of uncertainty and is causing some companies to leave the region,” said David C. McAleer, a senior vice president at Chicago-area firm EMC.
“The economic downturn has not helped alleviate that.”
Chicago has been hit by two major economic recessions since the end of the last recession.
The last time there was a recession in the country was during the 1990s.
The economy, which had a population of more than 50 million in 2015, grew about 1.4 percent last year, according the Bureau of Labor Statistics.
That was largely because more people moved to the suburbs, which are more expensive and have a higher percentage of white-collar workers.
But that trend was interrupted in 2016, when the Great Recession and economic downturns in Europe and the U.S. caused millions of Americans to leave their jobs.