CHICAGO — Illinois’ tax revenues are on the rise, fueled by a recovering economy and an income-tax increase. But the state is still grappling with high unemployment even as exports rise and the non-manufacturing sector expands, according to a nonpartisan legislative commission’s new revenue and economic forecast.

Corporate income-tax collections are up from last year by 40%, personal income taxes are up 8.6%, and sales taxes have risen 9.3% for fiscal 2011 through February. Overall, base revenues have risen by $997 million, although that figure includes one-time revenues, such as $354 million of interfund borrowing and $419 million from a tax amnesty, according to the Illinois Commission on Government Forecasting and Accountability.

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