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10/19/2017Yes

​10/19/17 - IDES announced today that the unemployment rate remained unchanged at 5.0 percent in September and nonfarm payrolls decreased by -10,800 jobs over-the-month, based on preliminary data provided by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) and released by IDES. August job growth was revised up to show a smaller decline (-2,600 jobs) than initially reported (-3,700 jobs).

“The Illinois economy continues to sputter.” said IDES Director Jeff Mays. “Moving one step forward and one step backward, as we have done this past number of months, does little to build the positive jobs momentum that most other states have built during this recovery.”

10/19/2017 11:55 AMNo presence informationGriffin, Trevia Illinois Jobs Decline in September - Unemployment Rate Unchanged10/20/2017 9:05 AMNo presence informationHamilton, BruceIllinois Jobs Decline in September - Unemployment Rate UnchangedIllinois Jobs Decline in September - Unemployment Rate UnchangedNewCompleted384News and AnnouncementsNo
  
9/21/2017Yes

​9/21/17 - Unemployment rates decreased over-the-year in August in all of Illinois’s metropolitan areas and all but one county, according to preliminary data released today by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) and the Illinois Department of Employment Security (IDES). Data also show nonfarm jobs increased in twelve of the metropolitan areas and decreased in two.

“More areas showed job gains in August, but the pace of growth is not where we would like it to be,” said IDES Director Jeff Mays. “While it is encouraging that unemployment rates declined from last year, most areas in Illinois are still higher than the national average.”

9/21/2017 11:56 AMNo presence informationGriffin, Trevia Job Growth Continues to Lag Nation in Most Metro Areas - Unemployment rate drops in all metro areas9/21/2017 11:57 AMNo presence informationGriffin, TreviaJob Growth Continues to Lag Nation in Most Metro Areas - Unemployment rate drops in all metro areasJob Growth Continues to Lag Nation in Most Metro Areas - Unemployment rate drops in all metro areasCompleted383News and AnnouncementsNo
  
9/18/2017Yes

​9/18/17 - This agenda for the Video/Teleconference Meeting, on September 21, 2017, at 10:00 A.M., conforms to the requirements of Section 2.02 of the Illinois Open Meetings Act (5 ILCS 120/02). Any individual planning to attend who will need an accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act should notify the ADA coordinator at (312) 793-9290 or (888) 340-1007 (TTY/Texnet).​

9/18/2017 12:19 PMNo presence informationGriffin, Trevia Employment Security Advisory Board Meeting9/18/2017 12:49 PMNo presence informationGriffin, TreviaEmployment Security Advisory Board MeetingEmployment Security Advisory Board MeetingCompleted382News and AnnouncementsNo
  
9/14/2017Yes

​​9/14/17 - IDES announced today that the unemployment rate increased +0.2 percentage points to 5.0 percent in August and nonfarm payrolls decreased by -3,700 jobs over-the-month, based on preliminary data provided by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) and released by IDES. July job growth was revised down to show an increase of +600 jobs rather than the preliminary estimate of +2,100 jobs.

“The Illinois economy is stuck in neutral with hardly any growth over the past several months,” said IDES Director Jeff Mays. “As a result, this has caused the state to experience a rising unemployment rate over the past three months.”

9/14/2017 12:01 PMNo presence informationGriffin, Trevia Illinois Job Growth Stuck in Neutral - August Unemployment Rate Increases Slightly9/14/2017 3:25 PMNo presence informationHamilton, BruceIllinois Job Growth Stuck in Neutral - August Unemployment Rate Increases SlightlyIllinois Job Growth Stuck in Neutral - August Unemployment Rate Increases SlightlyCompleted381News and AnnouncementsNo
  
8/24/2017Yes

​8/24/17 - Unemployment rates decreased over-the-year in July in all of Illinois’ metropolitan areas and all but two counties, according to preliminary data released today by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) and the Illinois Department of Employment Security (IDES). Data also show nonfarm jobs increased in nine of the metropolitan areas, decreased in four and were unchanged in one.

 “The rate of job growth has lessened in most metros that showed gains,” said IDES Director Jeff Mays. “While the gains in the Chicago area over the past year are promising, the drop in the unemployment rate is mostly due to the decline in the labor force.”

8/24/2017 11:56 AMNo presence informationGriffin, Trevia Pace of Job Growth Moderates in Most Metro Areas - Unemployment rate drops second month in a row in all metro areas8/24/2017 12:03 PMNo presence informationGriffin, TreviaPace of Job Growth Moderates in Most Metro Areas - Unemployment rate drops second month in a row in all metro areasPace of Job Growth Moderates in Most Metro Areas - Unemployment rate drops second month in a row in all metro areasCompleted380News and AnnouncementsNo
  
8/17/2017Yes

​8/17/17 - IDES announced today that the unemployment rate increased +0.1 percentage points to 4.8 percent in July and nonfarm payrolls increased by +2,100 jobs over-the-month, based on preliminary data provided by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) and released by IDES. June job growth was revised down to show an increase of +6,400 jobs rather than the preliminary estimate of +8,600 jobs.

“The strong employment growth exhibited in the U.S. is not being felt in Illinois,” said IDES Director Jeff Mays. “Nonfarm payroll growth in the state remains anemic and labor force participation continues to decline.”

8/17/2017 11:58 AMNo presence informationGriffin, Trevia Job growth remains below national average - July Unemployment Rate Increases Slightly8/17/2017 11:59 AMNo presence informationGriffin, TreviaJob growth remains below national average - July Unemployment Rate Increases SlightlyJob growth remains below national average - July Unemployment Rate Increases Slightly379News and AnnouncementsNo
  
8/14/2017Yes

​8/14/17 - Beginning September 11, the Illinois Department of Revenue’s MyTax Illinois will become Illinois employers’ most convenient option for filing unemployment insurance monthly wage reports, quarterly unemployment insurance reports, and for making contribution payments.  The transition is a joint effort between the Illinois Department of Revenue (IDOR) and the Illinois Department of Employment Security (IDES) to simplify the tax experience for both new and existing Illinois employers.

“I’m excited because two large State agencies, IDOR and IDES, are working together on this very critical project,” said IDES Director Jeff Mays. “We’ll be able to serve employers better and more efficiently because employers will have modern tools at their fingertips with a safer and faster way to conduct business with IDES.”​

8/14/2017 3:24 PMNo presence informationGriffin, Trevia New Unemployment Insurance Process to Streamline Tax Experience for Illinois Employers8/14/2017 3:32 PMNo presence informationGriffin, TreviaNew Unemployment Insurance Process  to Streamline Tax Experience for Illinois EmployersNew Unemployment Insurance Process  to Streamline Tax Experience for Illinois Employers378News and AnnouncementsNo
  
7/27/2017Yes

​​CHICAGO (7/27/17) – Unemployment rates decreased over-the-year in June in all of Illinois’s metropolitan areas and all but two counties, according to data released today by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and IDES.

“We gained jobs but at about half the rate than the rest of the country,” said IDES Director Jeff Mays. “Although the unemployment rates are lower compared to last year, the labor force continues to shrink in most metro areas across the state.”

7/27/2017 12:10 PMNo presence informationHamilton, Bruce Job Growth Increases in Most Metro Areas But Still Below National Growth Rate7/27/2017 12:18 PMNo presence informationHamilton, BruceJob Growth Increases in Most Metro Areas But Still Below National Growth RateJob Growth Increases in Most Metro Areas But Still Below National Growth Rate377News and AnnouncementsNo
  
7/20/2017Yes

​7/20/17 - IDES announced today that the unemployment rate increased +0.1 percentage points to 4.7 percent in June and nonfarm payrolls increased by +8,600 jobs over-the-month, based on preliminary data provided by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) and released by IDES. May job growth was revised up sharply to show an increase of +11,300 jobs rather than the preliminary estimate of +2,400 jobs.

“The unemployment rate increase and a decline in construction payroll are troublesome, but the trend of declining labor force is something we cannot ignore,” said IDES Director Jeff Mays. “This was the fourth consecutive over-the-month decline in labor force, which is now at its lowest level since March 2006.” 

 

7/20/2017 12:35 PMNo presence informationGriffin, Trevia Job growth remains below national average - June Unemployment Rate Increases Slightly7/20/2017 3:55 PMNo presence informationHamilton, BruceJob growth remains below national average - June Unemployment Rate Increases SlightlyJob growth remains below national average - June Unemployment Rate Increases Slightly376News and AnnouncementsNo
  
7/17/2017Yes

​7/17/17 - The Employment and Economic Opportunity for People with Disabilities meeting will be held July 20, 2017. This agenda conforms to the requirements of Section 2.02 of the Illinois Open Meetings Act (5ILCS 120/02).  Any individual planning to attend who will need an accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act should notify Caroline Alamillo at (312) 793-9290 or (888) 340-1007 (TTY/NextTalk)​.

Next Meeting Date: Thursday, September 7, 2017​


7/17/2017 4:54 PMNo presence informationGriffin, Trevia Employment and Economic Opportunity For People With Disabilities Meeting Agenda7/20/2017 5:28 PMNo presence informationGriffin, TreviaEmployment and Economic Opportunity For People With Disabilities Meeting AgendaEmployment and Economic Opportunity For People With Disabilities Meeting Agenda375News and AnnouncementsNo
  
7/7/2017Yes

​7/7/17 - ​Effective for claimants who have elected to have state of Illinois income tax withheld from their benefit payments: Starting July 7, 2017, the state income tax withholding amount has increased from 3.75% to 4.95%

 

7/7/2017 1:03 PMNo presence informationGriffin, Trevia Important notice regarding change in State Income Tax Withholding Amount7/10/2017 9:05 AMNo presence informationHamilton, BruceImportant notice regarding change in State Income Tax Withholding AmountImportant notice regarding change in State Income Tax Withholding Amount374News and AnnouncementsNo
  
6/22/2017Yes

​6/22/2017 - Unemployment rates were down over-the-year in all but one of Illinois’s metro areas and down in all but two of Illinois’s counties. Nine of the metro areas had increases in nonfarm jobs and five reported declines, according to preliminary data released today by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) and IDES. 

“While the job gains in the northeastern corner of the state show some signs of recovery, the rate of job growth remains well below the national average,” said IDES Director Jeff Mays. “There are pockets of modest job growth Downstate, but we’ve yet to see any sustainable trends.”

 

6/22/2017 12:41 PMNo presence informationGriffin, Trevia Only Two of 14 Metros Exceeded National Average Job Growth Rate - Unemployment rate drops in most metro areas7/7/2017 10:52 AMNo presence informationGriffin, TreviaOnly Two of 14 Metros Exceeded National Average Job Growth Rate - Unemployment rate drops in most metro areasOnly Two of 14 Metros Exceeded National Average Job Growth Rate - Unemployment rate drops in most metro areas372News and AnnouncementsNo
  
6/15/2017Yes

​6/15/17 - IDES announced today that the unemployment rate declined -0.1 percentage points to 4.6 percent in May and nonfarm payrolls increased by +2,400 jobs over-the-month, based on preliminary data provided by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) and released by IDES. 

"Illinois remains -23,300 jobs short of reaching its prior peak employment reached in September 2000,” said IDES Director Jeff Mays. “If Illinois had grown at the National average over that time, the State would have an additional 650,000 jobs.”


6/15/2017 11:56 AMNo presence informationGriffin, Trevia Job Growth Remains Below National Average - May Unemployment Rate Dips Slightly6/16/2017 11:25 AMNo presence informationHamilton, BruceJob Growth Remains Below National Average - May Unemployment Rate Dips SlightlyJob Growth Remains Below National Average - May Unemployment Rate Dips Slightly371News and AnnouncementsNo
  
6/14/2017Yes

6/14/17 - This agenda for the Video/Teleconference Meeting, on June 15, 2017, at 10:00 A.M., conforms to the requirements of Section 2.02 of the Illinois Open Meetings Act (5 ILCS 120/02). Any individual planning to attend who will need an accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act should notify the ADA coordinator at (312) 793-9290 or (888) 340-1007 (TTY/Texnet).​

6/14/2017 10:09 AMNo presence informationHamilton, Bruce Illinois Employment Security Advisory Board6/14/2017 11:21 AMNo presence informationHamilton, BruceIllinois Employment Security Advisory BoardIllinois Employment Security Advisory Board370Events; News and AnnouncementsNo
  
5/26/2017Yes

​5/26/17 - The Employment and Economic Opportunity for People with Disabilities meeting will be held June 1, 2017. This agenda conforms to the requirements of Section 2.02 of the Illinois Open Meetings Act (5ILCS 120/02).  Any individual planning to attend who will need an accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act should notify Caroline Alamillo at (312) 793-9290 or (888) 340-1007 (TTY/NextTalk)​.


5/26/2017 1:42 PMNo presence informationGriffin, Trevia Employment and Economic Opportunity For People With Disabilities Meeting Agenda5/30/2017 3:02 PMNo presence informationHamilton, BruceEmployment and Economic Opportunity For People With Disabilities Meeting AgendaEmployment and Economic Opportunity For People With Disabilities Meeting Agenda369News and AnnouncementsNo
  
5/25/2017Yes

​5/25/17 - Unemployment rates were down over-the-year in all but one of Illinois’s metro areas. Five of the metro areas had increases in nonfarm jobs, eight reported declines, and one was unchanged, according to preliminary data released today by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) and IDES.

“Declining unemployment rates relative to a year ago aren’t good news when they reflect declining labor force rather than growing employment,” said IDES Director Jeff Mays. “More disconcerting is the weakening employment growth across the metro areas; even Chicago-area growth is moderating.”


5/25/2017 12:03 PMNo presence informationGriffin, Trevia Jobs Decline In More Than Half of Metro Areas - Unemployment rate drops in most metro areas5/30/2017 2:47 PMNo presence informationHamilton, BruceJobs Decline In More Than Half of Metro Areas - Unemployment rate drops in most metro areasJobs Decline In More Than Half of Metro Areas - Unemployment rate drops in most metro areas368News and AnnouncementsNo
  
5/18/2017Yes

5/18/17 - ​CHICAGO–The Illinois Department of Employment Security (IDES) announced today that the unemployment rate declined -0.2 percentage points to 4.7 percent in April and nonfarm payrolls decreased by -7,200 jobs over-the-month, based on preliminary data provided by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) and released by IDES. Due to payroll declines for both March and April, Illinois remains -25,600 jobs short of reaching its prior peak employment reached in September 2000. 

“Illinois did not participate in the nation’s job growth in April,” said IDES Director Jeff Mays. “Furthermore, the decline in the unemployment rate was largely due to a drop in the labor force, not more people working.”


5/18/2017 12:49 PMNo presence informationGriffin, Trevia Nonfarm payrolls remain 25,600 below prior peak - Unemployment rate drops to 4.7% in April5/18/2017 12:55 PMNo presence informationGriffin, TreviaNonfarm payrolls remain 25,600 below prior peak - Unemployment rate drops to 4.7% in AprilNonfarm payrolls remain 25,600 below prior peak - Unemployment rate drops to 4.7% in April367News and AnnouncementsNo
  
4/27/2017Yes

​4/27/17 - Unemployment rates were down over-the-year in all but one of Illinois’s metro areas. Six of the metro areas had increases in nonfarm jobs and eight reported declines, according to preliminary data released today by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) and IDES. 

This month’s report almost mirrors last month’s,” said IDES Director Jeff Mays. “The only difference is the overall increase in jobs is down when compared to last month. Even though the unemployment rate is lower, we still don’t have enough people working.”

4/27/2017 12:06 PMNo presence informationGriffin, Trevia Job Losses Reported in More than Half of the Metro Areas - Unemployment rate declines in most areas4/27/2017 1:38 PMNo presence informationHamilton, BruceJob Losses Reported in More than Half of the Metro Areas - Unemployment rate declines in most areasJob Losses Reported in More than Half of the Metro Areas - Unemployment rate declines in most areas366News and AnnouncementsNo
  
4/20/2017Yes

​4/20/17 - IDES announced today that the unemployment rate declined -0.5 percentage points to 4.9 percent in March and nonfarm payrolls decreased by -8,900 jobs over-the-month, based on preliminary data proved by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) and released by IDES. 

February job growth was revised down to show an increase of +14,800 jobs rather than the preliminary estimate of +25,600 jobs. March’s monthly payroll gain kept over-the-year job growth well below the national average. The March drop coupled with February’s downward revised gain means that Illinois remains -19,600 jobs short of reaching its prior peak employment reached in September 2000. 

“Illinois payrolls weakened in March, just like they did for the nation,” said IDES Director Jeff Mays. “The usual pattern is that Illinois weakens more than the nation but grows less than the national average when both are on the upswing. This persistent lag in job growth explains why it took 10 years to push the unemployment rate below 5 percent.”


4/20/2017 11:30 AMNo presence informationGriffin, Trevia Unemployment rate drops to 4.9% in March - Over-the-month and over-the-year job growth lags national average4/27/2017 1:42 PMNo presence informationHamilton, BruceUnemployment rate drops to 4.9% in March - Over-the-month and over-the-year job growth lags national averageUnemployment rate drops to 4.9% in March - Over-the-month and over-the-year job growth lags national average365News and AnnouncementsNo
  
3/30/2017Yes

​​3/30/17 -All but one of Illinois’ metropolitan (metro) areas experienced decreases in their over-the-year unemployment rate. Six of the metro areas had increases in nonfarm jobs, eight reported declines, according to preliminary data released today by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) and IDES.

“More than half of the metro areas statewide lost jobs,” said IDES Director Jeff Mays. “Of all the nonfarm jobs gained over the last year, less than 10 percent were outside of the Chicago metro area.”


3/30/2017 12:02 PMNo presence informationGriffin, Trevia Unemployment Rate Decreases in Most Metro Areas - Many downstate metros continue to report job losses3/31/2017 10:20 AMNo presence informationHamilton, BruceUnemployment Rate Decreases in Most Metro Areas - Many downstate metros continue to report job lossesUnemployment Rate Decreases in Most Metro Areas - Many downstate metros continue to report job losses361News and AnnouncementsNo
  
3/24/2017Yes

3/24/17 - ​IDES notified the Illinois General Assembly of confirmation that one of its vendors experienced a data breach affecting approximately 1.4 million Illinois job seekers, according to the vendor’s current estimate. The vulnerability was not the result of any deficiency in software maintained by the State of Illinois and may have impacted ten states.  Video interview: Illinois’ Chief Information Officer on Cybersecurity

“The threat of cyber-crime is a clear and present danger to the citizens of Illinois and our administration will continue pressing forward with a comprehensive cybersecurity strategy,” Eleni Demertzis, Spokeswoman for Governor Rauner.  “We implore Comptroller Mendoza to reevaluate her decision to hold up funding for this important project, which everyday puts the people of Illinois at risk.”
 
3/24/2017 4:02 PMNo presence informationHamilton, Bruce Vendor Contracted by Illinois Department of Employment Security Data Breached4/4/2017 11:22 AMNo presence informationHamilton, BruceVendor Contracted by Illinois Department of Employment Security Data BreachedVendor Contracted by Illinois Department of Employment Security Data Breached360News and AnnouncementsNo
  
3/23/2017Yes

​3/23/17 - IDES announced today that the unemployment rate declined 0.3 percentage points to 5.4 percent in February and nonfarm payrolls increased by +25,600 jobs over-the-month, based on preliminary data proved by the U.S. ​

 

3/23/2017 12:07 PMNo presence informationGriffin, Trevia Unemployment rate drops to 5.4% in February - Over-the-year job growth remains behind national average4/4/2017 11:23 AMNo presence informationHamilton, BruceUnemployment rate drops to 5.4% in February - Over-the-year job growth remains behind national averageUnemployment rate drops to 5.4% in February - Over-the-year job growth remains behind national average359News and AnnouncementsNo
  
3/22/20174/4/2018No

​Dear Illinois Job Seeker:

On March 22, 2017, the Illinois Department of Employment Security (IDES) received confirmation that one of its vendors, America’s Job Link Alliance (AJLA), experienced a data breach. AJLA owns America’s JobLink (AJL), which is a multi-state web-based system that links job seekers with employers for 10 states, including Illinois. Illinois uses the AJL system as the platform for its Illinois JobLink website, which serves Illinois job seekers and employers. America’s Job Link Alliance - Technical Support (AJLA-TS) maintains the AJL system software.
 
The vulnerability that permitted the hack was not the result of any deficiency in software maintained by the State of Illinois.
 
4/4/2017 9:45 AMNo presence informationHamilton, Bruce Notice to Job Seekers About America's Job Link Alliance (AJLA) Data Breach4/4/2017 10:22 AMNo presence informationHamilton, BruceNotice to Job Seekers About America's Job Link Alliance (AJLA) Data BreachNotice to Job Seekers About America's Job Link Alliance (AJLA) Data Breach362News and AnnouncementsNo
  
3/16/2017Yes

​3/16/17 - The majority of Illinois’ metropolitan (metro) areas experienced increases in their over-the-year unemployment rate. Five of the metro areas had increases in nonfarm jobs, eight reported declines, and one was unchanged, according to preliminary data released today by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) and the Illinois Department of Employment Security (IDES).

3/16/2017 11:59 AMNo presence informationGriffin, Trevia Unemployment Rates Increase in Most Metro Areas - More than half of Illinois Metro areas have fewer jobs than a year ago3/16/2017 11:59 AMNo presence informationGriffin, TreviaUnemployment Rates Increase in Most Metro Areas - More than half of Illinois Metro areas have fewer jobs than a year agoUnemployment Rates Increase in Most Metro Areas - More than half of Illinois Metro areas have fewer jobs than a year ago358News and AnnouncementsNo
  
3/14/2017Yes

​3/14/17 - This agenda conforms to the requirements of Section 2.02 of the Illinois Open Meetings Act (5 ILCS 120/02). Any individual planning to attend who will need an accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act should notify the ADA coordinator at (312) 793-9290 or (888) 340-1007 (TTY/Texnet). ​

3/14/2017 1:54 PMNo presence informationGriffin, Trevia Illinois Employment Security Advisory Board Meeting - March 16, 20173/14/2017 1:54 PMNo presence informationGriffin, TreviaIllinois Employment Security Advisory Board Meeting - March 16, 2017Illinois Employment Security Advisory Board Meeting - March 16, 2017357News and AnnouncementsNo
  
3/9/2017Yes

CHICAGO–Illinois’s unemployment rate held at 5.7 percent in January and nonfarm payrolls increased by +1,700 jobs over-the-month, based on preliminary data released by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) and distributed today by IDES. December job growth was revised up to show an increase of +2,000 jobs rather than the preliminary estimate of -16,700 jobs. The modest monthly gain in January payrolls kept job growth well below the national average, with Illinois -31,900 jobs short of its peak employment level reached in September 2000.

"BLS revised up the jobs figures for both 2015 and 2016, as we expected due to the additional information based on our wage and employment filings," said IDES Director Jeff Mays. "Clearly, we’re disappointed that job growth hasn’t been more robust as we are still far behind the peak employment level of nearly 17 years ago."

3/9/2017 12:01 PMNo presence informationHamilton, Bruce Unemployment Rate Unchanged at 5.7% in January3/9/2017 3:23 PMNo presence informationHamilton, BruceUnemployment Rate Unchanged at 5.7% in JanuaryUnemployment Rate Unchanged at 5.7% in January356News and AnnouncementsNo
  
2/23/2017Yes

​2/23/17 - This agenda conforms to the requirements of Section 2.02 of the Illinois Open Meetings Act (5ILCS 120/02). Any individual planning to attend who will need an accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act should notify Caroline Alamillo at (312) 793-9290 or (888) 340-1007 (TTY/NextTalk).

2/23/2017 4:31 PMNo presence informationGriffin, Trevia Employment and Economic Opportunity for People with Disabilities (EEOFPWD) Meeting March 1, 20172/23/2017 4:31 PMNo presence informationGriffin, TreviaEmployment and Economic Opportunity for People with Disabilities (EEOFPWD) Meeting March 1, 2017Employment and Economic Opportunity for People with Disabilities (EEOFPWD) Meeting March 1, 2017355News and AnnouncementsNo
  
2/15/2017No

Starting September 2017, employers will be able to use MyTax Illinois for their unemployment insurance monthly wage reporting, quarterly unemployment insurance report filing, and the contribution payment process.

Many taxpayers already use the secure MyTax Illinois website portal to electronically file and pay taxes with the Illinois Department of Revenue (IDOR). This simple, secure MyTax Illinois experience will soon be extended to employers who file and pay unemployment insurance taxes as well.
 
IDES and IDOR are dedicated to improving the tax experience for employers by offering a secure, proven online system to manage your tax accounts. Keep watching the IDES website for additional information. If you have any questions, please contact the IDES Employer Hotline at 1-800-247-4984. Thank you!

 

4/4/2017 11:05 AMNo presence informationHamilton, Bruce Coming Soon! Report and Pay Unemployment Insurance Taxes through MyTax Illinois4/4/2017 11:12 AMNo presence informationHamilton, BruceComing Soon! Report and Pay Unemployment Insurance Taxes through MyTax IllinoisComing Soon! Report and Pay Unemployment Insurance Taxes through MyTax Illinois363News and AnnouncementsNo
  
2/15/2017No

 

2/15/17 - ​​​Starting September 2017, employers will be able to use MyTax Illinois for their unemployment insurance monthly wage reporting, quarterly unemployment insurance report filing, and the contribution payment process.

Many taxpayers already use the secure MyTax Illinois website portal to electronically file and pay taxes with the Illinois Department of Revenue (IDOR). This simple, secure MyTax Illinois experience will soon be extended to employers who file and pay unemployment insurance taxes as well.
 
IDES and IDOR are dedicated to improving the tax experience for employers by offering a secure, proven online system to manage your tax accounts. Keep watching the IDES website for additional information. If you have any questions, please contact the IDES Employer Hotline at 1-800-247-4984. Thank you!

 

4/4/2017 11:07 AMNo presence informationHamilton, Bruce Coming Soon! Report and Pay Unemployment Insurance Taxes through MyTax Illinois4/4/2017 11:07 AMNo presence informationHamilton, BruceComing Soon! Report and Pay Unemployment Insurance Taxes through MyTax IllinoisComing Soon! Report and Pay Unemployment Insurance Taxes through MyTax Illinois364News and AnnouncementsNo
  
1/26/2017Yes

​1/26/17 - All of Illinois’ metropolitan (metro) areas experienced declines in their over-the-year unemployment rate. Eight of the metro areas had increases in nonfarm jobs and six reported declines, according to preliminary data released today by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) and IDES.

“Overall job growth continues to lag behind the national average,” said IDES Director Jeff Mays. “We’re adding jobs at a slower pace now than we were at the beginning of 2016.”

1/26/2017 12:11 PMNo presence informationGriffin, Trevia Unemployment Rates Fall in All Metro Areas - Unemployment Rates Remain Higher than National Average in All 14 Illinois Metro Areas2/15/2017 4:06 PMNo presence informationHamilton, BruceUnemployment Rates Fall in All Metro Areas - Unemployment Rates Remain Higher than National Average in All 14 Illinois Metro AreasUnemployment Rates Fall in All Metro Areas - Unemployment Rates Remain Higher than National Average in All 14 Illinois Metro Areas354News and AnnouncementsNo
  
1/20/2017Yes

​1/20/17 - IDES announced today that the unemployment rate in December inched up +0.1 percentage points to 5.7 percent and nonfarm payrolls decreased by -16,700 jobs over the month, based on preliminary data released by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) and IDES.

“Nonfarm payrolls reflect the job market and this kind of drop is troubling, to say the least,” said IDES Director Jeff Mays. “It’s the largest monthly decline we’ve seen this year and the drop was across most sectors.”

1/20/2017 12:07 PMNo presence informationGriffin, Trevia Unemployment rate increases to 5.7% in December - Largest nonfarm payroll drop of the year1/23/2017 4:45 PMNo presence informationHamilton, BruceUnemployment rate increases to 5.7% in December - Largest nonfarm payroll drop of the yearUnemployment rate increases to 5.7% in December - Largest nonfarm payroll drop of the year353News and AnnouncementsNo
  
1/18/2017Yes

​1/18/17 - ​IDES has teamed up with the Illinois Department of Innovation and Technology (DoIT) on a new Going Mobile initiative that will help teens, young adults and those considering career changes to obtain realistic projections and information. The app tells students and job seekers the reality about their career choice, so they can be prepared now for what the future could bring.

1/18/2017 12:03 PMNo presence informationGriffin, Trevia Reality Check App Puts Career Planning Tools in the Hands of Youth, Job Seekers1/24/2017 11:01 AMNo presence informationGriffin, TreviaReality Check App Puts Career Planning Tools in the Hands of Youth, Job SeekersReality Check App Puts Career Planning Tools in the Hands of Youth, Job Seekers352News and AnnouncementsNo
  
12/22/2016Yes

CHICAGO (12/22/16) – This month, 13 of Illinois’ metropolitan (metro) areas experienced declines in their over-the-year unemployment rates and one was unchanged. Eight of the metro areas had increases in nonfarm jobs and six reported declines, according to preliminary data released today by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) and IDES.

“Job growth in Illinois’ metro areas still lag the rest of the nation,” said IDES Director Jeff Mays. “The metro areas outside of Chicago have experienced more job growth recently than the Chicago metro area, which is a bit of a change from earlier in the year.”

 

12/22/2016 11:58 AMNo presence informationHamilton, Bruce Unemployment Rates Remain Higher than National Rate12/22/2016 12:03 PMNo presence informationHamilton, BruceUnemployment Rates Remain Higher than National Rate Unemployment Rates Remain Higher than National Rate 351News and AnnouncementsNo
  
12/20/2016Yes

Bipartisan legislation will extend unemployment benefits to approximately 2,000 laid off workers

SPRINGFIELD (12/19/16) - Governor Bruce Rauner today signed Senate Bill 1941, legislation to extend unemployment insurance benefits for up to an additional 26 weeks to approximately 2,000 workers laid off from the Granite City Steel Mill in 2015.
 
"This legislation will help the hard working families of the Metro East who lost their jobs through no fault of their own," said Governor Rauner. "While we are encouraged by the recent news that more than 200 jobs will return to the Granite City facility, we hope that by extending unemployment benefits we are able to help the other laid off workers bridge the gap until they are gainfully employed again. Our administration will continue to push to help the steel industry and other manufacturers create jobs through common sense reforms to grow jobs, lower property taxes, improve schools and enact term limits."
 

 

12/20/2016 3:25 PMNo presence informationHamilton, Bruce Governor Rauner Signs Legislation to Aid Granite City Steel Mill Workers12/20/2016 3:36 PMNo presence informationHamilton, BruceGovernor Rauner Signs Legislation to Aid Granite City Steel Mill WorkersGovernor Rauner Signs Legislation to Aid Granite City Steel Mill Workers350News and AnnouncementsNo
  
12/15/2016Yes

​12/15/16 - IDES announced today that the unemployment rate in November remained at 5.6 percent and nonfarm payrolls increased by +1,700 jobs over the month, based on preliminary data released by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) and IDES.

“Through 11 months of 2016, the nation’s rate of growth continues to outpace our rate by 50 percent,” said IDES Director Jeff Mays. “The biggest sector gains have been in professional and business services with 37,200 jobs added, while the biggest losses have been in manufacturing, with 8,700 fewer jobs.”

12/15/2016 11:55 AMNo presence informationGriffin, Trevia Unemployment rate unchanged at 5.6%12/19/2016 10:43 AMNo presence informationHamilton, BruceUnemployment rate unchanged at 5.6%Unemployment rate unchanged at 5.6%347News and AnnouncementsNo
  
12/15/2016Yes

​12/15/16 -  IDES Director Jeff Mays discusses Apprenticeship Plus at the Governor's Cabinet on Children and Youth at Loyola University in Chicago on December 8, 2016.

12/15/2016 12:08 PMNo presence informationGriffin, Trevia IDES Director Jeff Mays discusses Apprenticeship Plus12/15/2016 12:11 PMNo presence informationGriffin, TreviaIDES Director Jeff Mays discusses Apprenticeship PlusIDES Director Jeff Mays discusses Apprenticeship Plus348News and AnnouncementsNo
  
12/6/2016Yes

​12/6/2016 - The Illinois Task Force on Employment and Economic Opportunity for Persons with Disabilities is scheduled to meet December 8, 2016 at 4 p.m. The agenda is listed. 

12/6/2016 4:09 PMNo presence informationGriffin, Trevia Illinois Task Force on Employment and Economic Opportunity for Persons with Disabilities12/12/2016 10:54 AMNo presence informationGriffin, TreviaIllinois Task Force on Employment and Economic Opportunity for Persons with DisabilitiesIllinois Task Force on Employment and Economic Opportunity for Persons with Disabilities346News and AnnouncementsNo
  
12/5/2016Yes

​12/5/2016 - The Illinois Employment Security Advisory Board will be meeting December 8, 2016 at 10:00 a.m. This agenda conforms to the requirements of Section 2.02 of the Illinois Open Meetings Act (5 ILCS 120/02). Any individual planning to attend who will need an accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act should notify Anna D’Ascenzo at (312) 793-9290 or (888) 340-1007 (TTY/Texnet). 

12/5/2016 2:49 PMNo presence informationGriffin, Trevia Illinois Employment Security Advisory Board - Video/Teleconference Meeting December 8, 201612/14/2016 10:33 AMNo presence informationHamilton, BruceIllinois Employment Security Advisory Board - Video/Teleconference Meeting December 8, 2016Illinois Employment Security Advisory Board - Video/Teleconference Meeting December 8, 2016345News and AnnouncementsNo
  
12/1/2016Yes

11/30/16 - ​The minimum contribution rate for 2017 is 0.550% (0% plus the 0.550% Fund Building Rate) and the maximum is 7.350% (6.800% plus the 0.550% Fund Building Rate). Only the first $12,960 of wages paid to a worker in calendar year 2017 are subject to the payment of contributions.

The 2017 State Experience Factor for unemployment insurance contributions is 106%. The State Experience Factor for 2016 was 112%. Employers’ 2017 contribution rates are computed in accordance with the Illinois Unemployment Insurance Act (“the Act”).  >> More information

12/1/2016 9:58 AMNo presence informationHamilton, Bruce 2017 UI Tax Rates for Illinois Employers12/1/2016 10:09 AMNo presence informationHamilton, Bruce2017 UI Tax Rates for Illinois Employers2017 UI Tax Rates for Illinois Employers344News and AnnouncementsNo
  
11/28/2016Yes

​11/28/16 - The Employment and Economic Opportunity for People With Disabilities is scheduled to meet December 1, 2016. This agenda conforms to the requirements of Section 2.02 of the Illinois Open Meetings Act (5 ILCS 120/02).

Any individual planning to attend who will need an accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act should notify Caroline Alamillo at (312) 793-9290 or (888) 340-1007 (TTY/NextTalk).

11/28/2016 2:55 PMNo presence informationGriffin, Trevia December Meeting Agenda for Employment and Economic Opportunity for People With Disabilities11/30/2016 10:55 AMNo presence informationHamilton, BruceDecember Meeting Agenda for Employment and Economic Opportunity for People With DisabilitiesDecember Meeting Agenda for Employment and Economic Opportunity for People With Disabilities341News and AnnouncementsNo
  
11/23/2016Yes

​11/23/16 - Thirteen of (14) Illinois’ metropolitan (metro) areas experienced decreases in their over-the-year unemployment rates and eight of the metro areas had increases in nonfarm jobs, according to preliminary data released today by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) and IDES. The unemployment rate increased only in the Chicago metro area.

“Overall the year over year unemployment rate increase is disappointing, but not unexpected given Illinois’ lackluster rate of economic recovery since 2011,” said IDES Director Jeff Mays. “ Each of the six counties in the Chicago metro division saw their unemployment rate increase, while 94 of the remaining 96 counties in the state saw their rates decline.”

11/23/2016 12:35 PMNo presence informationGriffin, Trevia Chicago Metro Unemployment Rate Rises11/28/2016 10:02 AMNo presence informationHamilton, BruceChicago Metro Unemployment Rate Rises Chicago Metro Unemployment Rate Rises 340News and AnnouncementsNo
  
11/17/2016Yes

11/17/16 (CHICAGO) – The Illinois Department of Employment Security (IDES) announced today that the unemployment rate in October edged up to 5.6 percent and nonfarm payrolls increased by +2,200 jobs over the month, based on preliminary data released by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) and IDES.

“Illinois continues to recover at a slower rate than the rest of the nation as witnessed by the meager payroll gains in October,” said IDES Director Jeff Mays. “The recovery has been uneven among the various sectors as Illinois still lags in manufacturing, construction, and financial activities as well as trade, transportation and utilities.”

11/17/2016 3:16 PMNo presence informationHamilton, Bruce Unemployment rate increases to 5.6%11/17/2016 4:50 PMNo presence informationHamilton, BruceUnemployment rate increases to 5.6%Unemployment rate increases to 5.6%339News and AnnouncementsNo
  
11/14/2016No

IDES is working with the Illinois Department of Revenue (IDOR) to integrate the monthly wage reporting, the quarterly unemployment insurance report filing and the contribution payment process into the MyTax Illinois portal.

MyTax Illinois is the secure website used by Illinois employers and individual taxpayers to electronically file and pay more than 200 taxes and fees.  Bringing the unemployment insurance process into MyTax Illinois makes great business sense and simplifies the tax experience for both new and existing Illinois employers.
 
11/30/2016 3:57 PMNo presence informationHamilton, Bruce Employers: Mark Your Calendar – September 201711/30/2016 4:19 PMNo presence informationHamilton, BruceEmployers: Mark Your Calendar – September 2017Employers: Mark Your Calendar – September 2017343News and AnnouncementsNo
  
10/27/2016Yes

​10/26/16 - This month, seven of Illinois’ metropolitan (metro) areas experienced increases in their over-the-year unemployment rate and eight of the metro areas had increases in nonfarm jobs, according to preliminary data released today by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) and IDES.

“The state is still experiencing not nearly enough growth,” said IDES Director Jeff Mays. “While the unemployment rate is slightly increased from a year ago, it’s not nearly enough growth as we continue to lose ground to other parts of the country.”

10/27/2016 12:47 PMNo presence informationGriffin, Trevia Unemployment Rates Show Slight Increase in half of Metro Areas - Job Growth Remains Sluggish10/28/2016 3:53 PMNo presence informationHamilton, BruceUnemployment Rates Show Slight Increase in half of Metro Areas - Job Growth Remains SluggishUnemployment Rates Show Slight Increase in half of Metro Areas - Job Growth Remains Sluggish338News and AnnouncementsNo
  
10/20/2016Yes

​10/20/16 (CHICAGO) – The Illinois Department of Employment Security (IDES) announced today that the unemployment rate in September held at 5.5 percent and nonfarm payrolls increased by 7,400 jobs over the month, based on preliminary data released by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) and IDES. Job growth is still below the national average, with Illinois -38,800 jobs short of its peak employment level reached in September 2000. 

“Job growth has been uneven over the past several months,” said IDES Director Jeff Mays. “Even with net job growth this year, Illinois still lags the nation in its recovery from the recession.” 
 
Attachment10/20/2016 11:26 AMNo presence informationHamilton, Bruce Unemployment rate holds at 5.5% - Manufacturing Jobs Continue Multi-Year Decline10/20/2016 12:17 PMNo presence informationHamilton, BruceUnemployment rate holds at 5.5% - Manufacturing Jobs Continue Multi-Year DeclineUnemployment rate holds at 5.5% - Manufacturing Jobs Continue Multi-Year Decline337News and AnnouncementsNo
  
9/22/2016Yes

​9/22/16 - Again this month, twelve of Illinois’ metropolitan (metro) areas experienced decreases in their over-the-year unemployment rate and eight of the metro areas had increases in nonfarm jobs, according to preliminary data released today by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) and IDES.

“Job growth is primarily confined to metro areas north of the I-80 corridor and even though it is growth, it is anemic growth when compared to other major metro areas across the country such as New York, Los Angeles and Dallas,” said IDES Director Jeff Mays. “And many of the Downstate metros still haven’t fully recovered from the recession.”
 
9/22/2016 11:34 AMNo presence informationGriffin, Trevia Unemployment Rate Remains Above National Average in All but Two Metro Areas - Job Growth Remains Mixed in the Metro Areas9/28/2016 4:45 PMNo presence informationHamilton, BruceUnemployment Rate Remains Above National Average in All but Two Metro Areas - Job Growth Remains Mixed in the Metro AreasUnemployment Rate Remains Above National Average in All but Two Metro Areas - Job Growth Remains Mixed in the Metro Areas336News and AnnouncementsNo
  
9/21/2016Yes

This agenda conforms to the requirements of Section 2.02 of the Illinois Open Meetings Act (5 ILCS 120/02), for the meeting held on 9/26/16.  Any individual planning to attend who will need an accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act should notify Caroline Alamillo at (312) 793-9290 or (888) 340-1007 (TTY/NextTalk).

Future Meeting Dates:
Dec. 1, 2016 10am-1pm Murdock Rm, 100 W Randolph (5-300)
March 1, 2017 10am-1 pm Murdock Rm, 100 W Randolph (5-300)
June 1, 2017 10am-1pm Murdock Rm, 100 W Randolph (5-300)
 
9/21/2016 3:19 PMNo presence informationGriffin, Trevia Employment and Economic Opportunity for People with Disabilities September Meeting Agenda9/29/2016 3:25 PMNo presence informationHamilton, BruceEmployment and Economic Opportunity for People with Disabilities September Meeting AgendEmployment and Economic Opportunity for People with Disabilities September Meeting Agend335News and AnnouncementsNo
  
9/15/2016Yes

​9/15/16 - IDES announced today that the unemployment rate in August decreased -0.3 percentage points to 5.5 percent and nonfarm payrolls decreased, based on preliminary data released by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) and IDES. The decrease in Illinois’ unemployment rate is largely due to a decline in the labor force. Job growth is still below the national average, with Illinois -46,400 jobs short of its peak employment level reached in September 2000.

“In this 30-day snapshot, manufacturing losses were heavy, which contributed to more than half of the month’s decrease in nonfarm payroll jobs,” said IDES Director Jeff Mays.​ 

9/15/2016 11:59 AMNo presence informationGriffin, Trevia Labor Force Declines Fourth Straight Month - Unemployment rate declines to 5.5%9/16/2016 1:52 PMNo presence informationHamilton, BruceLabor Force Declines Fourth Straight Month - Unemployment rate declines to 5.5%Labor Force Declines Fourth Straight Month - Unemployment rate declines to 5.5%334News and AnnouncementsNo
  
9/13/2016Yes

​9/13/16 - This agenda conforms to the requirements of Section 2.02 of the Illinois Open Meetings Act (5 ILCS 120/02).  Any individual planning to attend who will need an accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act should notify Anna D’Ascenzo at (312) 793-1160 or (888) 340-1007 (TTY/Texnet)​.

9/13/2016 11:23 AMNo presence informationGriffin, Trevia Illinois Employment Security Advisory Board9/13/2016 11:55 AMNo presence informationHamilton, BruceIllinois Employment Security Advisory BoardIllinois Employment Security Advisory Board333News and AnnouncementsNo
  
8/25/2016Yes

​8/25/16 - Twelve of Illinois’ metropolitan (metro) areas experienced decreases in their over-the-year unemployment rate and eight of the metro areas had increases in nonfarm jobs, according to preliminary data released today by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) and IDES.

"Our job growth rate is still half that of the rest of the country,” said IDES Director Jeff Mays. “Most of our job growth is concentrated primarily in the northeast corner of the state while downstate job growth continues to lag.”

8/25/2016 12:13 PMNo presence informationGriffin, Trevia Unemployment Rates Decrease in Twelve Metro Areas - Much of Downstate still suffering job losses8/26/2016 2:16 PMNo presence informationHamilton, BruceUnemployment Rates Decrease in Twelve Metro Areas - Much of Downstate still suffering job lossesUnemployment Rates Decrease in Twelve Metro Areas - Much of Downstate still suffering job losses331News and AnnouncementsNo
  
8/18/2016Yes

​8/18/16 - IDES announced today that the unemployment rate in July decreased 0.4 percentage points to 5.8 percent and nonfarm payrolls increased by +11,600 jobs, based on preliminary data released by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) and IDES. The decrease in Illinois’ unemployment rate is largely due to a decline in the labor force. Job growth is still below the national average, with Illinois -41,200 jobs short of its peak employment level reached in September 2000.

“We’ve seen growth in labor force participation over the last year, but over the last three months we’ve given too much of it back,” said IDES Director Jeff Mays.

8/18/2016 1:51 PMNo presence informationGriffin, Trevia Labor Force Drops for Third Straight Month - Unemployment rate declines to 5.8%9/13/2016 12:00 PMNo presence informationHamilton, BruceLabor Force Drops for Third Straight Month - Unemployment rate declines to 5.8%Labor Force Drops for Third Straight Month - Unemployment rate declines to 5.8%330News and AnnouncementsNo
  
7/28/2016Yes

7/28/16 - CHICAGO – Eight of Illinois’ 14 metropolitan (metro) areas experienced decreases in their over-the-year unemployment rate and eight of the metro areas had increases in nonfarm jobs, according to preliminary data released today by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) and IDES.

“One metropolitan area losing jobs is one too many,” said IDES Director Jeff Mays. “While we boost our efforts to help employers connect with qualified candidates, we also need effective policies in place to realize robust job growth in Illinois.”

7/28/2016 12:05 PMNo presence informationHamilton, Bruce Jobs Up in Eight Metros; Down in Six Areas7/28/2016 3:15 PMNo presence informationHamilton, BruceJobs Up in Eight Metros; Down in Six AreasJobs Up in Eight Metros; Down in Six Areas329News and AnnouncementsNo
  
7/21/2016Yes

​7/21/16 - IDES announced today that the unemployment rate in June decreased 0.2 percentage points to 6.2 percent and nonfarm payrolls decreased by -2,200 jobs, based on preliminary data released by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) and IDES. The decrease in Illinois’ unemployment rate is largely due to a decline in the labor force. Job growth is still below the national average, with Illinois -51,500 jobs short of its peak employment level reached in September 2000.​

“In June, Illinois experienced yet another exodus and over-the-year job growth is still at half the national rate,” Director Jeff Mays said. “As we do our part in expanding services that help jobseekers find work more quickly, structural reforms are necessary to get the state’s economy back on track.” 

7/21/2016 12:10 PMNo presence informationGriffin, Trevia More Illinoisans Leave Labor Force - Illinois Job Growth Still Lags Nation; Unemployment rate declines to 6.2%7/26/2016 10:12 AMNo presence informationHamilton, BruceMore Illinoisans Leave Labor Force - Illinois Job Growth Still Lags Nation; Unemployment rate declines to 6.2%More Illinoisans Leave Labor Force - Illinois Job Growth Still Lags Nation; Unemployment rate declines to 6.2%328News and AnnouncementsNo
  
7/12/2016Yes

​7/12/16 -  IDES is reminding jobseekers who file claims for unemployment insurance (UI) benefits on or after July 17, 2016, to register for employment service and upload at least one resume to www.IllinoisJobLink.com – before they can receive an unemployment payment (unless they are exempt from the requirement).

Individuals who are currently receiving benefits are not required to register again. IDES provides temporary financial assistance to individuals who have lost their job through no fault of their own and are seeking new employment.

7/12/2016 4:33 PMNo presence informationGriffin, Trevia State Reminding Jobseekers to Register for Employment Service, Provide Resume for New Unemployment Insurance Claims Filed on or after July 177/29/2016 3:14 PMNo presence informationHamilton, BruceState Reminding Jobseekers to Register for Employment Service, Provide Resume for New Unemployment Insurance Claims Filed on or after July 17State Reminding Jobseekers to Register for Employment Service, Provide Resume for New Unemployment Insurance Claims Filed on or after July 17327News and AnnouncementsNo
  
6/30/2016Yes

​6/30/16 - For new unemployment claims filed on or after July 17, 2016, a claimant must register with the Employment Service, by logging on to www.IllinoisJobLink.com. If subject to the registration requirement, UI benefits will not be paid until this registration is complete.

6/30/2016 3:57 PMNo presence informationGriffin, Trevia IDES Director Jeff Mays Discusses Expanded Enforcement of Employment Service Registration Requirement - effective on claims filed on or after July 176/30/2016 4:38 PMNo presence informationGriffin, TreviaIDES Director Jeff Mays Discusses Expanded Enforcement of Employment Service Registration Requirement - effective on claims filed on or after July 17IDES Director Jeff Mays Discusses Expanded Enforcement of Employment Service Registration Requirement - effective on claims filed on or after July 17326News and AnnouncementsNo
  
6/28/2016Yes

​6/26/16 - Employment and Economic Opportunity for People with Disabilites - Meeting Agenda for June 29,2016. This agenda conforms to the requirements of Section 2.02 of the Illinois Open Meetings Act (5 ILCS 120/02).  Any individual planning to attend who will need an accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act should notify Caroline Alamillo at (312) 793-9290 or (888) 340-1007 (TTY/NextTalk).

6/28/2016 10:48 AMNo presence informationGriffin, Trevia Employment and Economic Opportunity for People with Disabilites - Meeting Agenda6/28/2016 10:48 AMNo presence informationGriffin, TreviaEmployment and Economic Opportunity for People with Disabilites - Meeting AgendaEmployment and Economic Opportunity for People with Disabilites - Meeting Agenda323News and AnnouncementsNo
  
6/26/2016Yes

​6/27/16 - The Illinois Department of Employment Security (IDES) announced today that it is expanding efforts to help individuals who file a claim for Unemployment Insurance (UI) move from unemployment to employment. As part of this effort, the Department will enhance its enforcement of the existing legal requirement for those who file a UI claim to register with the Illinois Employment Service.

6/27/2016 1:24 PMNo presence informationGriffin, Trevia IDES Highlights Enhanced Efforts to Help Jobseekers - Implements requirements to better connect job seekers and employers for new claims filed on or after July 177/11/2016 11:04 AMNo presence informationHamilton, BruceIDES Highlights Enhanced Efforts to Help Jobseekers - Implements requirements to better connect job seekers and employers for new claims filed on or after July 17IDES Highlights Enhanced Efforts to Help Jobseekers - Implements requirements to better connect job seekers and employers for new claims filed on or after July 17319News and AnnouncementsNo
  
6/23/2016Yes

​6/23/16 - A majority of Illinois’ metropolitan (metro) areas experienced increases in their over-the-year unemployment rate and half of the metro areas had increases in nonfarm jobs, according to preliminary data released today by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) and IDES.

“While some metro areas saw job growth, too many didn’t,” said IDES Director Jeff Mays. “Key structural reforms can help the state grow more jobs as we sharpen our efforts to help unemployed job-seekers get back to work.”

6/23/2016 12:11 PMNo presence informationHamilton, Bruce Unemployment Rates Increase in Most Metro Areas6/23/2016 12:27 PMNo presence informationHamilton, BruceUnemployment Rates Increase in Most Metro AreasUnemployment Rates Increase in Most Metro Areas318News and AnnouncementsNo
  
6/16/2016Yes

​6/16/16 - The Illinois Department of Employment Security (IDES) announced today that the unemployment rate in May decreased 0.2 percentage points to 6.4 percent and nonfarm payrolls decreased by -2,500 jobs, based on preliminary data released by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) and IDES. The decrease in Illinois’ unemployment rate is largely due to a decline in the labor force. Job growth is still below the national average, with Illinois -50,300 jobs short of its peak employment level reached in September 2000.

6/16/2016 12:35 PMNo presence informationGriffin, Trevia Overall Job Growth Still Lags National Average as Illinoisans Leave Labor Force - Unemployment Rate Remains Among the Highest in the Nation6/16/2016 12:40 PMNo presence informationGriffin, TreviaOverall Job Growth Still Lags National Average as Illinoisans Leave Labor Force - Unemployment Rate Remains Among the Highest in the NationOverall Job Growth Still Lags National Average as Illinoisans Leave Labor Force - Unemployment Rate Remains Among the Highest in the Nation317News and AnnouncementsNo
  
6/14/2016Yes
The Illinois Advisory Board video/teleconference meeting (PDF​) scheduled for June 16, 2016​ begins at 10 a.m.  This agenda conforms to the requirements of Section 2.02 of the Illinois Open Meetings Act (5 ILCS 120/02).  Any individual planning to attend who will need an accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act should notify Anna D’Ascenzo at (312) 793-9290 or (888) 340-1007 (TTY/Texnet).​
6/14/2016 11:50 AMNo presence informationHamilton, Bruce Illinois Employment Security Advisory Board Video/Teleconference Meeting6/14/2016 12:06 PMNo presence informationHamilton, BruceIllinois Employment Security Advisory Board Video/Teleconference MeetingIllinois Employment Security Advisory Board Video/Teleconference Meeting316News and AnnouncementsNo
  
5/26/2016Yes

​5/26/16 - All metropolitan areas in Illinois experienced over- the-year unemployment rate increases for the third consecutive month, according to preliminary data released today by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) and the Illinois Department of Employment Security (IDES).

5/26/2016 3:50 PMNo presence informationGriffin, Trevia  Unemployment Rates Increase in All Metro Areas -First time in six years unemployment rate up in every county5/26/2016 3:50 PMNo presence informationGriffin, Trevia Unemployment Rates Increase in All Metro Areas -First time in six years unemployment rate up in every county Unemployment Rates Increase in All Metro Areas -First time in six years unemployment rate up in every county315News and AnnouncementsNo
  
5/19/2016Yes

​5/19/16 - The Illinois Department of Employment Security (IDES) announced today that the unemployment rate in April rose 0.1 percentage points to 6.6 percent and nonfarm payrolls increased by +5,400 jobs, based on preliminary data released by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) and IDES. Illinois remains -43,000 jobs short of its peak employment level reached in September 2000.

5/19/2016 12:43 PMNo presence informationGriffin, Trevia Illinois Adds 5,400 Jobs; Overall Job Growth Still Below National Average - Unemployment Rate increases to 6.6 %5/19/2016 12:47 PMNo presence informationGriffin, TreviaIllinois Adds 5,400 Jobs; Overall Job Growth Still Below National Average - Unemployment Rate increases to 6.6 %Illinois Adds 5,400 Jobs; Overall Job Growth Still Below National Average - Unemployment Rate increases to 6.6 %314News and AnnouncementsNo
  
5/5/20165/13/2016No

​5/5/16 - This agenda conforms to the requirements of Section 2.02 of the Illinois Open Meetings Act (5ILCS 120/02).
Any individual planning to attend who will need an accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act should notify Caroline Alamillo at (312) 793-9290 or (888) 340-1007 (TTY/NextTalk).

5/5/2016 3:54 PMNo presence informationGriffin, Trevia Public Notice: Meeting Agenda - EEO for People with Disabilities5/24/2016 10:00 AMNo presence informationHamilton, BrucePublic Notice: Meeting Agenda - EEO for People with Disabilities Public Notice: Meeting Agenda - EEO for People with Disabilities 313News and AnnouncementsNo
  
4/21/2016Yes

​4/21/16 - All metropolitan areas in Illinois experienced over the year unemployment rate increases for the second consecutive month, according to preliminary data released today by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) and the Illinois Department of Employment Security (IDES).

4/21/2016 12:37 PMNo presence informationGriffin, Trevia Metro Area Job Data Mixed - Unemployment Rates Increase in All Metro Areas4/21/2016 1:42 PMNo presence informationHamilton, BruceMetro Area Job Data Mixed - Unemployment Rates Increase in All Metro AreasMetro Area Job Data Mixed - Unemployment Rates Increase in All Metro Areas312News and AnnouncementsNo
  
4/14/2016Yes

4/14/16 - The Illinois Department of Employment Security (IDES) announced today that Illinois’ unemployment rate in March rose 0.1 percentage points to 6.5 percent and nonfarm payrolls increased by +14,700 jobs, based on preliminary data released by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) and IDES.

4/14/2016 12:34 PMNo presence informationGriffin, Trevia Illinois Adds 14,700 Jobs; Unemployment Rate Rises to 6.5% - Annual Growth Rate Remains Significantly Below National Average4/14/2016 12:41 PMNo presence informationGriffin, TreviaIllinois Adds 14,700 Jobs; Unemployment Rate Rises to 6.5% - Annual Growth Rate Remains Significantly Below National AverageIllinois Adds 14,700 Jobs; Unemployment Rate Rises to 6.5% - Annual Growth Rate Remains Significantly Below National Average311News and AnnouncementsNo
  
4/8/2016No

​Interested parties have until May 6, 2016, which is 60 days from the date of this Public Notice, to file with the Court written objections to IDES’s motion to amend the Consent Decree to remove the requirement to publish the Complete Reporter. The objection should be filed with the Cook County Circuit Court Clerk’s Office, Daley Center, 50 W. Washington Street, Chicago, IL 60602, located on the seventh floor, using the case caption. For more information...

 
Attachment3/3/2016 3:58 PMNo presence informationHamilton, Bruce Public Notice Regarding the Consent Decree in Welch v. Bowling5/12/2016 3:57 PMNo presence informationHamilton, BruceA Public Notice Regarding the Consent Decree in Welch v. BowlingA Public Notice Regarding the Consent Decree in Welch v. Bowling301News and AnnouncementsNo
  
3/31/2016Yes

​3/31/16 - Unemployment rates increased in all of the metro areas compared to last year, according to preliminary data released today by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) and the Illinois Department of Employment Security (IDES). The increase in the unemployment rate in most metropolitan areas is partially due to more people looking for work.

3/31/2016 1:21 PMNo presence informationGriffin, Trevia Unemployment Rates Increase in All Metro Areas - Illinois continues to lag behind nation in job growth despite jobs increase3/31/2016 1:22 PMNo presence informationGriffin, TreviaUnemployment Rates Increase in All Metro Areas - Illinois continues to lag behind nation in job growth despite jobs increaseUnemployment Rates Increase in All Metro Areas - Illinois continues to lag behind nation in job growth despite jobs increase310News and AnnouncementsNo
  
3/30/2016Yes

​3/30/16 - Governor Bruce Rauner and State CIO Hardik Bhatt announced today the Administration is moving forward in the formation of the new Illinois Department of Innovation and Technology (DoIT). The Secretary of the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation (IDFPR) and the Director of the Illinois Department of Corrections (IDOC) also joined the Governor to explain how their respective agencies have started to transform and modernize their departments’ IT systems.

3/30/2016 2:24 PMNo presence informationGriffin, Trevia Department of Innovation and Technology Moves Forward in Transforming Illinois’ Digital Landscape3/30/2016 2:24 PMNo presence informationGriffin, TreviaDepartment of Innovation and Technology Moves Forward in Transforming Illinois’ Digital LandscapeDepartment of Innovation and Technology Moves Forward in Transforming Illinois’ Digital Landscape309News and AnnouncementsNo
  
3/24/2016Yes

​3/24/16 - The Illinois Department of Employment Security (IDES) announced today that Illinois’ unemployment rate in February rose 0.1 percentage points to 6.4 percent and nonfarm payrolls increased by +18,100 jobs, based on preliminary data released by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) and IDES.  Nonfarm payrolls recovered from the 2007-2009 recession in February; however Illinois’ average job growth since employment recovery began in January 2010 remains well below the national average.

3/24/2016 2:32 PMNo presence informationGriffin, Trevia Illinois Adds 18,100 Jobs; Growth Rate Remains Significantly Below National Average - Unemployment rate rose to 6.4 percent3/24/2016 2:38 PMNo presence informationGriffin, TreviaIllinois Adds 18,100 Jobs; Growth Rate Remains Significantly Below National Average - Unemployment rate rose to 6.4 percent Illinois Adds 18,100 Jobs; Growth Rate Remains Significantly Below National Average - Unemployment rate rose to 6.4 percent 308News and AnnouncementsNo
  
3/23/2016Yes
3/23/16 - A number of individuals with recently-filed unemployment claims have reported receiving emails or phone calls “from IDES”, or an Employment Advisory Department, requesting personal information from their credit report, use of email links to an “official” application, or with instructions to call the office that describes additional benefits or prizes for filing a timely claim.
3/23/2016 4:36 PMNo presence informationGriffin, Trevia Social Engineering/Phishing - Recent cyber attacks against IDES Claimants3/24/2016 2:41 PMNo presence informationGriffin, TreviaSocial Engineering/Phishing - Recent cyber attacks against IDES ClaimantsSocial Engineering/Phishing - Recent cyber attacks against IDES Claimants307No
  
3/17/2016No

​3/17/16 - Unemployment rates increased in a majority of the metro areas – as did the number of people entering the workforce – indicating many individuals did not find employment, according to preliminary data released today by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) and the Illinois Department of Employment Security (IDES). 

3/17/2016 12:38 PMNo presence informationGriffin, Trevia Unemployment Rates Increase in Most Metro Areas 3/17/2016 12:38 PMNo presence informationGriffin, TreviaUnemployment Rates Increase in Most Metro Areas Unemployment Rates Increase in Most Metro Areas 306FAQSNo
  
3/15/2016Yes

​3/15/16 - The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics yesterday released 2015 Benchmarked jobs data for all states and Washington, DC showing Illinois continues to lag behind neighboring states in terms of job growth.  Year-to-year growth in Illinois continues to be anemic. Illinois is one of only three states that has never surpassed its 2000 peak employment levels and remains 80,000 jobs short.

3/15/2016 4:14 PMNo presence informationGriffin, Trevia U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics Revises Jobs Data for All States3/15/2016 4:22 PMNo presence informationGriffin, TreviaU.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics Revises Jobs Data for All States - Illinois continues to lag neighboring states in job growth; U.S. grew at twice the rate of IllinoisU.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics Revises Jobs Data for All States - Illinois continues to lag neighboring states in job growth; U.S. grew at twice the rate of Illinois305News and AnnouncementsNo
  
3/14/2016Yes

3/14/16 - The Illinois Advisory Board video/teleconference meeting (PDF​) scheduled for March 17, 2016​ begins at 10 a.m.  This agenda conforms to the requirements of Section 2.02 of the Illinois Open Meetings Act (5 ILCS 120/02).  Any individual planning to attend who will need an accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act should notify Anna D’Ascenzo at (312) 793-9290 or (888) 340-1007 (TTY/Texnet).​

3/14/2016 3:41 PMNo presence informationGriffin, Trevia Illinois Employment Security Advisory Board Video/Teleconference Meeting Agenda3/14/2016 3:43 PMNo presence informationGriffin, Trevia Illinois Employment Security Advisory Board Video/Teleconference Meeting Agenda Illinois Employment Security Advisory Board Video/Teleconference Meeting Agenda304News and AnnouncementsNo
  
3/10/2016Yes

​3/10/16 - The Illinois Department of Employment Security (IDES) announced today that Illinois’ the unemployment rate in January rose 0.2 percentage points to 6.3 percent and nonfarm payroll jobs increased by +1,500, based on data released by IDES and the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS).

Illinois’ average job growth since employment recovery began in January 2010 remains significantly below the national average, and employment will not recover from the 2007-2009 recession until May 2016, according to IDES labor market analysts. The nation is currently 3.5 percent above its prior peak level of employment.

“When you compare job growth to most other states across nation, Illinois has persistently lagged the national growth rate throughout the recovery period,” said Jeff Mays, Director, IDES.  “Even with the upward revision to the 2015 jobs figures, we went from no growth to very low growth.  At the same time, the nation grew twice as fast.”


3/10/2016 2:56 PMNo presence informationHamilton, Bruce Illinois Unemployment Rate Rises to 6.3 in January; Jobs Increase by 1,5003/10/2016 3:09 PMNo presence informationHamilton, BruceIllinois Unemployment Rate Rises to 6.3 in January; Jobs Increase by 1,500Illinois Unemployment Rate Rises to 6.3 in January; Jobs Increase by 1,500303News and AnnouncementsNo
  
3/6/2016Yes

​3/7/16 - Illinois Task Force on Employment and Economic Opportunity for Persons with Disabilities - Planning Retreat

March 16, 2016 10:30am to 4:30pm
James R. Thompson Center, 100 W. Randolph Street, Chicago, IL 60601
Conference Room 2-025
(Call in: 641-715-3580 / Access Code: 494135)
 
 
3/7/2016 4:43 PMNo presence informationHamilton, Bruce Illinois Task Force on Employment and Economic Opportunity for Persons with Disabilities7/7/2016 1:14 PMNo presence informationGriffin, TreviaIllinois Task Force on Employment and Economic Opportunity for Persons with DisabilitiesIllinois Task Force on Employment and Economic Opportunity for Persons with Disabilities302News and AnnouncementsNo
  
1/28/2016Yes

​1/28/16 - Illinois jobs decreased in six metropolitan areas and unemployment rates increased in eleven regions, according to data released today by the Illinois Department of Employment Security (IDES) and the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS).  The unemployment rate remained the same in three areas and one metro area saw no change in non farm jobs.  The not seasonally adjusted data compares over-the-year change from December 2015 with December 2014.

1/28/2016 12:18 PMNo presence informationGriffin, Trevia Metro Area Unemployment Rates Continue Rising - Job Growth Remains Slow1/28/2016 12:43 PMNo presence informationGriffin, TreviaMetro Area Unemployment Rates Continue Rising - Job Growth Remains SlowMetro Area Unemployment Rates Continue Rising - Job Growth Remains Slow300News and AnnouncementsNo
  
1/26/2016Yes

1/26/16 - The Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) of 2014 requires the governor of each state to outline a four-year strategy for the workforce development system by preparing either a Unified State Plan encompassing the following federal programs: WIOA Title IB, Title II-Adult Education, Title III-Wagner-Peyser, and Title IV-Vocational Rehabilitation Services; or a Combined State Plan that includes these partners plus at least one of certain other partner agencies.  Illinois is using the Unified State Plan approach. The state will submit the Unified State Plan in accordance with guidelines published by the U.S. Department of Labor.

The Illinois Workforce Innovation Board (IWIB) is hereby requesting public comment on the Program Year (PY) 2016 – 2019 Unified State Plan. Comments must be submitted by 5:00 p.m. Central Time, February 24, 2016.
 
1/26/2016 9:16 AMNo presence informationHamilton, Bruce Illinois Seeking Comments on WIOA Unified Strategic Workforce Development Plan1/26/2016 9:36 AMNo presence informationHamilton, BruceIllinois Seeking Comments on WIOA Unified Strategic Workforce Development PlanIllinois Seeking Comments on WIOA Unified Strategic Workforce Development Plan299News and AnnouncementsNo
  
1/22/2016Yes

​1/22/16 - The Illinois Department of Employment Security (IDES) announced today that Illinois’ nonfarm payroll employment lost -16,300 jobs and the unemployment rate in December rose 0.2 percentage points to 5.9 percent, based on preliminary data released by the Department and the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). According to IDES labor market analysts, Illinois’ average job growth since the employment recovery began in January 2010 remains well below the national average, and employment will not recover from the 2007-2009 recession until September 2017. 

1/22/2016 11:48 AMNo presence informationGriffin, Trevia December Jobs in Illinois Decrease -16,300 while Unemployment Rate Rises to 5.91/25/2016 12:24 PMNo presence informationHamilton, BruceDecember Jobs in Illinois Decrease -16,300 while Unemployment Rate Rises to 5.9December Jobs in Illinois Decrease -16,300 while Unemployment Rate Rises to 5.9298News and AnnouncementsNo
  
1/15/2016Yes
1/15/16 – The Illinois Department of Employment Security (IDES) will close three of its local offices to comply with the federal Workforce Innovation Opportunity Act (WIOA) and realign its regional offices to address a federal budget shortfall of approximately $6.2 million in Fiscal Year 2016. Office consolidations are projected to save IDES approximately $2 million in lease and salary costs. 
 
 
Attachment1/15/2016 3:49 PMNo presence informationHamilton, Bruce Illinois Department of Employment Security Consolidating Offices to meet USDOL WIOA Requirements and to Address Federal Budget Shortfall1/15/2016 4:08 PMNo presence informationHamilton, BruceIllinois Department of Employment Security Consolidating Offices to meet USDOL WIOA Requirements and to Address Federal Budget ShortfallIllinois Department of Employment Security Consolidating Offices to meet USDOL WIOA Requirements and to Address Federal Budget Shortfall297News and AnnouncementsNo
  
1/6/2016Yes

​1/6/16 -  Governor Bruce Rauner today added 11 counties to the state disaster declaration for widespread flooding. Those counties include Cass, Cumberland, Iroquois, Lawrence, Marion, Menard, Moultrie, Pike, Richland, Sangamon and Vermilion.

1/6/2016 11:05 AMNo presence informationGriffin, Trevia Governor Rauner Adds 11 Counties to State Disaster Proclamation for Flooding1/8/2016 8:58 AMNo presence informationHamilton, BruceGovernor Rauner Adds 11 Counties to State Disaster Proclamation for FloodingGovernor Rauner Adds 11 Counties to State Disaster Proclamation for Flooding296News and AnnouncementsNo
  
12/23/2015Yes

​12/23/15 - Unemployment rates increased in 12 metro areas, decreased in one and was unchanged in one. Eight metro areas across the state saw job loss compared to a year ago, according to preliminary data released today by the Illinois Department of Employment Security (IDES) and the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS).  

12/23/2015 12:38 PMNo presence informationGriffin, Trevia Unemployment Rates up in Most Metro Areas - Job Growth Continues to Lag12/23/2015 12:42 PMNo presence informationGriffin, TreviaUnemployment Rates up in Most Metro Areas - Job Growth Continues to LagUnemployment Rates up in Most Metro Areas - Job Growth Continues to Lag294News and AnnouncementsNo
  
12/17/2015Yes

​12/17/15 - The Illinois Department of Employment Security (IDES) announced today that Illinois’ nonfarm payroll employment gained +400 jobs and the unemployment rate in November rose 0.3 percentage points to 5.7 percent, based on preliminary data released by the Department and the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). 

12/17/2015 1:39 PMNo presence informationGriffin, Trevia November Jobs in Illinois Increase +400 while Unemployment Rate Rises to 5.712/17/2015 1:42 PMNo presence informationGriffin, TreviaNovember Jobs in Illinois Increase +400 while Unemployment Rate Rises to 5.7November Jobs in Illinois Increase +400 while Unemployment Rate Rises to 5.7293News and AnnouncementsNo
  
12/16/201512/31/2015No

​12/23/15 - The IDES office in Chicago Heights has been closed today and tomorrow due to construction-related damage to the phone and data lines.  Staff have been temporarily moved to the Harvey office, and in-person services will be provided from that office.  For most questions about Unemployment Insurance (UI) claims or other IDES services for individuals, please call (800) 244-5631 or TTY (866) 488-4016.  We apologize for the inconvenience.​

12/23/2015 2:35 PMNo presence informationGriffin, Trevia Temporary Closure of Chicago Heights Office1/13/2016 3:53 PMNo presence informationHamilton, BruceTemporary Closure of Chicago Heights OfficeTemporary Closure of Chicago Heights Office295News and AnnouncementsNo
  
11/25/2015Yes

​11/25/15 - Unemployment rates in Illinois fell in 12 metro areas, increased in one and remained the same in one. Seven metro areas across the state saw job loss compared to a year ago, according to preliminary data released today by the Illinois Department of Employment Security (IDES) and the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS).  Not seasonally adjusted data compares October 2015 with October 2014.

11/25/2015 12:56 PMNo presence informationGriffin, Trevia Illinois Metros See Minimal Job Growth; Seven Metro Areas Lose Jobs - Unemployment Rates Continue Downward Trend11/25/2015 12:57 PMNo presence informationGriffin, TreviaIllinois Metros See Minimal Job Growth; Seven Metro Areas Lose Jobs - Unemployment Rates Continue Downward Trend Illinois Metros See Minimal Job Growth; Seven Metro Areas Lose Jobs - Unemployment Rates Continue Downward Trend 292News and AnnouncementsNo
  
11/23/2015Yes

​11/23/15 - Governor Bruce Rauner and the following labor unions have agreed to terms on new four-year collective bargaining agreements:  Service Employees International Union (“SEIU”), Local 1 Chicago, the International Union of United Food and Commercial Workers, the International Union of Painters and Allied Trades, the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, Three Councils of the United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners of America (The Chicago Regional Council of Carpenters, Mid-Central Illinois Regional Council of Carpenters, and the St. Louis-Kansas City Carpenter’s Regional Council), the International Brotherhood of Boilermakers – Iron Shipbuilders, Blacksmiths, Forgers, and Helpers, the Laborers International Union of North America, the International Association of Sheet Metal, Air, Rail, & Transportation Workers, and Illinois State Bricklayers and Allied Craftworkers.  

11/23/2015 1:19 PMNo presence informationGriffin, Trevia Rauner Administration Reaches Collective Bargaining Agreements with SEIU & Additional Trade Unions11/23/2015 4:10 PMNo presence informationGriffin, TreviaRauner Administration Reaches Collective Bargaining Agreements with SEIU & Additional Trade Unions Rauner Administration Reaches Collective Bargaining Agreements with SEIU & Additional Trade Unions 290News and AnnouncementsNo
  
11/23/2015Yes

​11/23/15 - Governor Rauner and White House Chief of Staff Denis McDonough spoke by phone late Friday about the governor’s unanswered requests for information related to the Syrian refugee program.

11/23/2015 4:04 PMNo presence informationGriffin, Trevia Readout of Governor Rauner Calls with WH Chief of Staff and Deputy Secretary of Homeland Security11/23/2015 4:14 PMNo presence informationGriffin, TreviaReadout of Governor Rauner Calls with WH Chief of Staff and Deputy Secretary of Homeland SecurityReadout of Governor Rauner Calls with WH Chief of Staff and Deputy Secretary of Homeland Security291News and AnnouncementsNo
  
11/19/2015Yes

​11/19/2015 - The Illinois Department of Employment Security (IDES) announced today that Illinois’ nonfarm payroll employment gained +14,100 jobs and the unemployment rate in October held at 5.4 percent, based on preliminary data released by the Department and the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). October’s gain follows four consecutive monthly declines. Illinois’ average job growth since the employment recovery began in January 2010 remains below the national average, however, and employment will not recover from the 2007-2009 recession until December 2016, according to IDES analysts.

11/19/2015 12:40 PMNo presence informationGriffin, Trevia October Jobs in Illinois Increase +14,100 while Unemployment Rate Holds at 5.411/19/2015 12:40 PMNo presence informationGriffin, TreviaOctober Jobs in Illinois Increase +14,100 while Unemployment Rate Holds at 5.4October Jobs in Illinois Increase +14,100 while Unemployment Rate Holds at 5.4289News and AnnouncementsNo
  
11/16/2015Yes

​​11/16/15 - Director Mays spoke at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s “Hiring Our Heroes” Event on Thurs, Nov 5 at the United Center. Nearly 500 people attended the hiring expo, which was geared towards service members, veterans, and military spouses. Veterans were also offered free tickets to a Chicago Bulls Game being held that evening. ​

11/16/2015 5:25 PMNo presence informationGriffin, Trevia IDES at “Hiring Our Heroes” Event – United Center11/18/2015 5:24 PMNo presence informationGriffin, TreviaIDES at “Hiring Our Heroes” Event – United CenterIDES at “Hiring Our Heroes” Event – United Center288News and AnnouncementsNo
  
11/13/2015Yes

11/9/15 -  This agenda conforms to the requirements of Section 2.02 of the Illinois Open Meetings Act (5 ILCS 120/02). Any individual planning to attend who will need an accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act should notify Caroline Alamillo at (312) 793-9290 or (888) 340-1007 (TTY/NextTalk).

Attachment11/13/2015 9:41 AMNo presence informationHamilton, Bruce Meeting Notice & Agenda: Employment & Economic Opportunity for People with Disabilities11/13/2015 10:10 AMNo presence informationHamilton, BruceMeeting Notice & AgendaMeeting Notice & Agenda287News and AnnouncementsNo
  
11/9/2015Yes

​11/9/15 - SPRINGFIELD – Governor Bruce Rauner announced today that his administration has reached an agreement with business groups and labor organizations to reform and improve Illinois’ unemployment insurance system.

“We have a lot of work left to turn around Illinois, but today’s agreement is a step towards making us more competitive so we can increase investment in the state and grow jobs,” Governor Rauner said. “I want to thank the legislators involved in crafting this agreement and urge the legislature to swiftly pass legislation and send it to my desk.”

11/9/2015 4:59 PMNo presence informationGriffin, Trevia Administration-Business-Labor Reach Agreement on Unemployment Insurance11/13/2015 10:02 AMNo presence informationHamilton, BruceAdministration-Business-Labor Reach Agreement on Unemployment InsuranceAdministration-Business-Labor Reach Agreement on Unemployment Insurance286News and AnnouncementsNo
  
10/22/2015Yes

10/22/15 - September was the nineteenth month in a row that unemployment rates fell in every metro area while eight metro areas across the state saw job loss compared to a year ago, according to preliminary data released today by the Illinois Department of Employment Security (IDES) and the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS).  Not seasonally adjusted data compares September 2015 with September 2014.​

10/22/2015 1:07 PMNo presence informationGriffin, Trevia Illinois Sees Minimal Job Growth; Eight Metro Areas Lose Jobs - Unemployment Rates Continue Downward Trend10/22/2015 1:09 PMNo presence informationGriffin, TreviaIllinois Sees Minimal Job Growth; Eight Metro Areas Lose Jobs - Unemployment Rates Continue Downward TrendIllinois Sees Minimal Job Growth; Eight Metro Areas Lose Jobs - Unemployment Rates Continue Downward Trend285News and AnnouncementsNo
  
10/20/2015Yes

​10/20/15 - The Illinois Department of Employment Security (IDES) will issue $15 million in credits to thousands of new employers within eight industries which were incorrectly charged higher unemployment tax rates since 2013.

10/20/2015 10:07 AMNo presence informationGriffin, Trevia State to Issue $15 million in Credits to Correct Overcharge in Unemployment Contribution Tax Rates; IDES fixes calculation error impacting thousands of employers across several industries10/20/2015 10:13 AMNo presence informationGriffin, TreviaState to Issue $15 million in Credits to Correct Overcharge in Unemployment Contribution Tax Rates; IDES fixes calculation error impacting thousands of employers across several industriesState to Issue $15 million in Credits to Correct Overcharge in Unemployment Contribution Tax Rates; IDES fixes calculation error impacting thousands of employers across several industries281News and AnnouncementsNo
  
10/16/2015Yes

​10/16/15 - The Illinois Department of Employment Security (IDES) announced today that Illinois’ unemployment rate in September declined to 5.4 percent and nonfarm payroll employment shed -6,900 jobs, based on preliminary data released by the Department and the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS).  The state’s job numbers dropped for a fourth consecutive month, keeping Illinois below the national average.  Based on the slower path recorded this year, IDES analysts anticipate that Illinois employment will not recover from the 2007-2009 recession until April 2017.  

10/16/2015 2:10 PMNo presence informationGriffin, Trevia September Jobs in Illinois Decrease -6,900 while Unemployment Rate Declines to 5.4; ​Illinois Jobs Decline Four Consecutive Months10/16/2015 2:14 PMNo presence informationGriffin, TreviaSeptember Jobs in Illinois Decrease -6,900 while Unemployment Rate Declines to 5.4; llinois Jobs Decline Four Consecutive MonthsSeptember Jobs in Illinois Decrease -6,900 while Unemployment Rate Declines to 5.4; llinois Jobs Decline Four Consecutive Months280News and AnnouncementsNo
  
10/16/2015Yes

10/8/15 - ​If you recently filed an unemployment insurance claim and have questions about the certification process, the Illinois Department of Employment Security (IDES) has helpful information on how to and when to certify for benefits, either online or by phone.  

I Filed My Claim -- What Happens Now? 

Ya Presenté Mi Reclamo -- ¿Qué Sucede Ahora? 

Roszczenie Zostało Wniesiony -- Co Się Dzieje Dalej?​



10/20/2015 10:16 AMNo presence informationHamilton, Bruce Need Help Certifying for Unemployment Insurance Bene​fits?10/20/2015 10:26 AMNo presence informationHamilton, BruceNeed Help Certifying for Unemployment Insurance Bene​fits?Need Help Certifying for Unemployment Insurance Bene​fits?282News and AnnouncementsNo
  
9/24/2015Yes

​9/24/15 - August was the 18th month in a row that unemployment rates fell in every metro area in the state compared to a year ago, according to preliminary data released today by the Illinois Department of Employment Security (IDES) and the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). Despite some job growth, six metro areas saw job loss.

9/24/2015 1:30 PMNo presence informationGriffin, Trevia Unemployment Rates Down; Job Growth Remains Slow and Uneven; Six Metro Areas Across State Lose Jobs9/24/2015 1:36 PMNo presence informationGriffin, TreviaUnemployment Rates Down; Job Growth Remains Slow and Uneven; Six Metro Areas Across State Lose JobsUnemployment Rates Down; Job Growth Remains Slow and Uneven; Six Metro Areas Across State Lose Jobs278News and AnnouncementsNo
  
9/17/2015Yes

​9/17/15 - The Illinois Advisory Board video/teleconference meeting (PDF​) scheduled for September 22, 2015​ begins at 10 a.m.  This agenda conforms to the requirements of Section 2.02 of the Illinois Open Meetings Act (5 ILCS 120/02).  Any individual planning to attend who will need an accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act should notify Anna D’Ascenzo at (312) 793-9290 or (888) 340-1007 (TTY/Texnet).​

9/17/2015 12:41 PMNo presence informationGriffin, Trevia Illinois Employment Security Advisory Board Video/Teleconference Meeting Agenda9/17/2015 3:55 PMNo presence informationGriffin, TreviaIllinois Employment Security Advisory Board Video/Teleconference Meeting AgendaIllinois Employment Security Advisory Board Video/Teleconference Meeting Agenda276News and AnnouncementsNo
  
9/17/2015Yes
9/17/15 - The Illinois Department of Employment Security (IDES) announced today that Illinois’ unemployment rate in August declined to 5.6 percent and nonfarm payroll employment shed -900 jobs, based on preliminary data released by the Department and the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS).  The state’s job numbers dropped for a third consecutive month, keeping Illinois below the national average and further delaying Illinois’ economic recovery from the 2007-2009 recession.
9/17/2015 1:01 PMNo presence informationGriffin, Trevia August Jobs in Illinois Decrease -900 while Unemployment Rate Declines to 5.6; Illinois Jobs Decline Three Consecutive Months9/17/2015 1:08 PMNo presence informationGriffin, TreviaAugust Jobs in Illinois Decrease -900 while Unemployment Rate Declines to 5.6; Illinois Jobs Decline Three Consecutive MonthsAugust Jobs in Illinois Decrease -900 while Unemployment Rate Declines to 5.6; Illinois Jobs Decline Three Consecutive Months277News and AnnouncementsNo
  
9/14/2015No

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9/14/15 - The Illinois Department of Employment Security (IDES) conducts hundreds of workshops, job fairs, and recruitment and hiring events across the state, many of them right in your neighborhood.  Be sure to check out IDES’ calendar every day for more information about upcoming events that can help you find a job or the right candidate for your company.  Check out the IDES Hiring, Recruitment and Job Fair Calendar.  

You can also log on anytime to www.IllinoisJobLink.com (IJL), the state’s largest job search engine and start your work search today.  

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Illinois JobLink video
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10/20/2015 10:23 AMNo presence informationHamilton, Bruce ​​Hiring Events/Job Fairs in your Neighborhood10/20/2015 10:23 AMNo presence informationHamilton, Bruce​​Hiring Events/Job Fairs in your Neighborhood​​Hiring Events/Job Fairs in your Neighborhood283News and AnnouncementsNo
  
8/28/2015Yes

​8/27/15 - The Illinois Department of Employment Security (IDES) will issue $16 million in credits, including associated interest charges, to nearly 13,000 Illinois employers who experienced difficulties in transitioning to new wage reporting requirements under the 2012 Medicaid reform law and Department rulemaking.  The Department credited $1.5 million on Aug. 14 to approximately 4,000 impacted employers and $14.5 million will be credited to the remaining number of employers by the end of the 4th quarter.  Refunds would be issued only if the credits cannot be applied to other liabilities by Jan. 31, 2016, under a rule agreed upon by the business and labor communities.

8/28/2015 5:17 PMNo presence informationGriffin, Trevia State to Issue $16 million in Credits to Reverse Penalties for Monthly Electronic Wage Reporting8/28/2015 5:24 PMNo presence informationGriffin, TreviaState to Issue $16 million in Credits to Reverse Penalties for Monthly Electronic Wage ReportingState to Issue $16 million in Credits to Reverse Penalties for Monthly Electronic Wage Reporting275News and AnnouncementsNo
  
8/27/2015Yes

8/27/15 - ​July was the seventeenth month in a row that unemployment rates fell in every metro area in the state compared to a year ago, according to preliminary data released today by the Illinois Department of Employment Security (IDES) and the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). Rates also fell in all of Illinois’s 102 counties for the fifteenth time in the last sixteen months. Not seasonally adjusted data compares July 2015 with July 2014.

“The year-over-year statewide unemployment rate has declined from 7.3 percent to 5.9 percent and continues to fall in all metro areas,” IDES Director Jeff Mays said. “However, we are still concerned that the long-term unemployed are still having difficulty finding jobs while there were 205,700 on-line job postings by Illinois employers in July.”

8/27/2015 3:30 PMNo presence informationHamilton, Bruce Unemployment Rates Continue Downward Trend in All Metro Areas; Modest Job Growth Still Uneven Across State8/27/2015 3:46 PMNo presence informationHamilton, BruceUnemployment Rates Continue Downward Trend in All Metro Areas; Modest Job Growth Still Uneven Across StateUnemployment Rates Continue Downward Trend in All Metro Areas; Modest Job Growth Still Uneven Across State274News and AnnouncementsNo
  
8/26/2015Yes

​8/26/15 - This agenda conforms to the requirements of Section 2.02 of the Illinois Open Meetings Act (5 ILCS 120/02).  Any individual planning to attend who will need an accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act should notify Caroline Alamillo at (312) 793-9290 or (888) 340-1007 (TTY/NextTalk).


8/26/2015 10:15 AMNo presence informationGriffin, Trevia Employment and Economic Opportunity for People with Disabilities8/26/2015 10:20 AMNo presence informationGriffin, TreviaEmployment and Economic Opportunity for People with DisabilitiesEmployment and Economic Opportunity for People with Disabilities272News and AnnouncementsNo
  
8/20/2015Yes

8/20/15 – IDES announced today that Illinois’ unemployment rate in July declined to 5.8 percent and nonfarm payroll employment added +1,900 jobs, based on preliminary data released by the Department and the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). The state’s job growth numbers, however, continue to trail those of all other states, and further delay Illinois’ economic recovery from the 2007-2009 recession.

“Since the beginning of this year, Illinois has gained only a quarter of the job growth seen by the rest of the country. Had we grown at the same pace, Illinois would have added 40,000 more jobs by now,” said IDES Director Jeff Mays. “With the added problem of a widening job growth gap between Illinois and the rest of the nation, we won’t achieve pre-recession job levels until September 2016, nearly two and a half years after the entire nation regained its jobs.”

8/20/2015 2:33 PMNo presence informationHamilton, Bruce July Jobs in Illinois Increase +1,900; Illinois Job Growth Lags Behind Nation8/20/2015 3:06 PMNo presence informationHamilton, BruceJuly Jobs in Illinois Increase +1,900; Illinois Job Growth Lags Behind NationJuly Jobs in Illinois Increase +1,900; Illinois Job Growth Lags Behind Nation271News and AnnouncementsNo
  
8/3/2015No

​8/3/15 -The current state budget situation presents a unique and fluid set of circumstances.  Existing precedent does not necessarily provide a definitive answer to every unemployment insurance question related to the situation.

Please note that individuals are ineligible for unemployment benefits if they continue to work as full-time employees of the state, even if they miss a paycheck.

Individuals are potentially subject to disqualification if they stop working and claim unemployment benefits in anticipation of possibly not receiving a paycheck on time.​

10/20/2015 11:33 AMNo presence informationHamilton, Bruce Important Information for State Employees Regarding UI benefits During Budget Impasse10/20/2015 11:35 AMNo presence informationHamilton, BruceImportant Information for State Employees Regarding UI benefits During Budget ImpasseImportant Information for State Employees Regarding UI benefits During Budget Impasse284News and AnnouncementsNo
  
7/23/2015Yes

​7/23/15 - ​June was the 16th month in a row that unemployment rates fell in every metro area in Illinois compared to a year ago, but job growth is still slow downstate, according to preliminary data released today by the Illinois Department of Employment Security (IDES) and the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS).  Unemployment rates also fell in all of Illinois’s 102 counties for the 14th time in the last fifteen months. Not seasonally adjusted data compares June 2015 with June 2014.​

7/23/2015 1:37 PMNo presence informationGriffin, Trevia Downstate Illinois Still Lagging in Job Growth - Unemployment Rates Continue Falling in All Metro Areas7/23/2015 1:56 PMNo presence informationGriffin, TreviaDownstate Illinois Still Lagging in Job Growth - Unemployment Rates Continue Falling in All Metro AreasDownstate Illinois Still Lagging in Job Growth - Unemployment Rates Continue Falling in All Metro Areas270News and AnnouncementsNo
  
7/16/2015Yes

​7/16/15 - The Illinois Department of Employment Security (IDES) announced today that Illinois’ unemployment rate in June declined to 5.9 percent and nonfarm payroll employment shed -7,500 jobs, based on preliminary data released by the Department and the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS).

7/16/2015 12:22 PMNo presence informationGriffin, Trevia June Jobs in Illinois Decrease -7,500 - Illinois Unemployment Rate Declines to 5.9 percent7/16/2015 12:22 PMNo presence informationGriffin, TreviaJune Jobs in Illinois Decrease -7,500 - Illinois Unemployment Rate Declines to 5.9 percentJune Jobs in Illinois Decrease -7,500 - Illinois Unemployment Rate Declines to 5.9 percent269News and AnnouncementsNo
  
6/25/2015Yes

​6/25/15 - ​​May was the fifteenth month in a row that unemployment rates fell in every metro area in the state compared to a year ago, according to preliminary data released today by the Illinois Department of Employment Security (IDES) and the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS).  Rates also fell in all of Illinois’s 102 counties. Not seasonally adjusted data compares May 2015 with May 2014.​

6/25/2015 1:55 PMNo presence informationGriffin, Trevia Unemployment Rates Down in All Metro Areas7/13/2015 5:00 PMNo presence informationGriffin, TreviaUnemployment Rates Down in All Metro Areas - Job Gains Remain Uneven Across StateUnemployment Rates Down in All Metro Areas - Job Gains Remain Uneven Across State268News and AnnouncementsNo
  
6/24/2015Yes

​6/24/15 - This agenda conforms to the requirements of Section 2.02 of the Illinois Open Meetings Act (5 ILCS 120/02).  Any individual planning to attend who will need an accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act should notify Anna D’Ascenzo at (312) 793-1160 or (888) 340-1007 (TTY/Texnet).

6/24/2015 10:22 AMNo presence informationGriffin, Trevia Illinois Employment Security Advisory Board Meeting June 20159/29/2015 10:27 AMNo presence informationGriffin, TreviaIllinois Employment Security Advisory Board Meeting - June 2015Illinois Employment Security Advisory Board Meeting - June 2015267News and AnnouncementsNo
  
6/18/2015Yes

​6/18/15 - IDES announced today that Illinois’ unemployment rate in May held steady at 6.0 percent.  The state’s unemployment rate is higher than the national unemployment rate reported for May, which inched up from the prior month to 5.5 percent. Nonfarm payroll employment gained +9,200 jobs, based on preliminary data released by the Department and the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS).

6/18/2015 1:35 PMNo presence informationHamilton, Bruce May Jobs in Illinois Increase +9,200; Job Growth Still Lagging Behind Other States6/18/2015 1:41 PMNo presence informationHamilton, BruceMay Jobs in Illinois Increase +9,200; Job Growth Still Lagging Behind Other StatesMay Jobs in Illinois Increase +9,200; Job Growth Still Lagging Behind Other States266News and AnnouncementsNo
  
5/28/2015Yes

​5/28/15 - April was the fourteenth month in a row that unemployment rates fell in every metro area in the state compared to a year ago, according to preliminary data released today by the Illinois Department of Employment Security (IDES) and the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). Rates also fell in 101 of Illinois’s 102  counties. Not seasonally adjusted data compares April 2015 with April 2014.​

5/28/2015 12:48 PMNo presence informationGriffin, Trevia Illinois Metro Unemployment Rates Continue Dropping5/28/2015 12:52 PMNo presence informationGriffin, TreviaIllinois Metro Unemployment Rates Continue DroppingIllinois Metro Unemployment Rates Continue Dropping265News and AnnouncementsNo
  
5/21/2015Yes

5/21/15 - The Illinois Department of Employment Security (IDES) announced today that Illinois’ unemployment rate in April held steady at 6.0 percent.  The state’s unemployment rate is higher than the national unemployment rate reported for April, which dipped slightly from the prior month to 5.4 percent.  Nonfarm payroll employment gained +4,800 jobs, based on preliminary data released by the Department and the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS).

5/21/2015 1:02 PMNo presence informationGriffin, Trevia April Jobs Increase +4,800 in Illinois5/21/2015 1:08 PMNo presence informationGriffin, TreviaApril Jobs Increase +4,800 in IllinoisApril Jobs Increase +4,800 in Illinois264News and AnnouncementsNo
  
4/23/2015Yes

4/23/15 - March was the thirteenth month in a row that unemployment rates fell in every metro area in the state compared to a year ago, according to preliminary data released today by IDES and the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). Rates also fell in all 102 counties for the twelfth consecutive month and the thirteenth time out of the past fifteen months. Not seasonally adjusted data compares March 2015 with March 2014.​

4/23/2015 12:28 PMNo presence informationHamilton, Bruce Illinois Metro Unemployment Rates Drop; Job Growth Stalls5/28/2015 12:21 PMNo presence informationGriffin, TreviaIllinois Metro Unemployment Rates Drop; Job Growth StallsIllinois Metro Unemployment Rates Drop; Job Growth Stalls263News and AnnouncementsNo
  
4/16/2015Yes

​4/16/15 - The Illinois Department of Employment Security (IDES) announced today that Illinois’ unemployment rate in March held steady at 6.0 percent.  The state’s unemployment rate is slightly higher than the national unemployment rate reported for March, which also was unchanged from the prior month at 5.5 percent.  Nonfarm payroll employment shed -1,800 jobs, based on preliminary data released by the Department and the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS).

4/16/2015 1:28 PMNo presence informationGriffin, Trevia March Jobs Decline -1,800 in Illinois4/20/2015 9:35 AMNo presence informationHamilton, BruceMarch Jobs Decline -1,800 in IllinoisMarch Jobs Decline -1,800 in Illinois260News and AnnouncementsNo
  
3/31/2015Yes

​3/31/15 - ​February was the twelfth month in a row that​ unemployment rates fell in every metro area in the state compared to a year ago, according to preliminary data released today by the Illinois Department of Employment Security (IDES) and the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). Rates also fell in all 102 counties for the eleventh consecutive month and the twelfth time out of the past fourteen months. Not seasonally adjusted data compares February 2015 with February 2014.

3/31/2015 12:32 PMNo presence informationGriffin, Trevia Unemployment Rates Drop in All Metro Areas – Job Growth Uneven4/3/2015 11:42 AMNo presence informationGriffin, TreviaUnemployment Rates Drop in All Metro Areas – Job Growth UnevenUnemployment Rates Drop in All Metro Areas – Job Growth Uneven259News and AnnouncementsNo
  
3/27/2015Yes

​3/27/15 -​The Illinois Advisory Board video/teleconference meeting (PDF)​ begins at 10 a.m.  This agenda conforms to the requirements of Section 2.02 of the Illinois Open Meetings Act (5 ILCS 120/02).  Any individual planning to attend who will need an accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act should notify Anna D’Ascenzo at (312) 793-9290 or (888) 340-1007 (TTY/Texnet).​

3/27/2015 11:26 AMNo presence informationGriffin, Trevia Illinois Employment Security Advisory Board Meeting9/29/2015 10:23 AMNo presence informationGriffin, TreviaIllinois Employment Security Advisory Board MeetingIllinois Employment Security Advisory Board Meeting258News and AnnouncementsNo
  
3/24/2015Yes

3/24/15 - IDES announced today that Illinois’ unemployment rate in February decreased 0.1 percentage points to 6.0 percent. The state’s unemployment rate is slightly higher than the national unemployment rate reported for February at 5.5 percent. Nonfarm payroll employment gained +13,800 jobs, based on preliminary data released by the Department and the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS).

3/24/2015 1:57 PMNo presence informationGriffin, Trevia February Jobs Increase +13,800 in Illinois3/24/2015 2:00 PMNo presence informationGriffin, TreviaFebruary Jobs Increase +13,800 in IllinoisFebruary Jobs Increase +13,800 in Illinois257News and AnnouncementsNo
  
3/17/2015Yes

3/17/15 - January was the eleventh month in a row that unemployment rates fell in every metro area in the state compared to a year ago, according to preliminary data released today by the Illinois Department of Employment Security (IDES) and the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). Rates also fell in all 102 counties for the sixth consecutive month and the seventh time out of the last eight months. Not seasonally adjusted data compares January 2015 with January 2014.

3/17/2015 1:40 PMNo presence informationHamilton, Bruce Unemployment Rates Continue Dropping in All Metro Areas3/17/2015 1:48 PMNo presence informationHamilton, BruceUnemployment Rates Continue Dropping in All Metro AreasUnemployment Rates Continue Dropping in All Metro Areas256News and AnnouncementsNo
  
3/12/2015Yes

​3/12/15 - IDES announced today that Illinois’ unemployment rate in January decreased 0.1 percentage points to 6.1 percent.  The state’s unemployment rate is slightly higher than the national unemployment rate reported for January at 5.7 percent.

3/12/2015 12:12 PMNo presence informationGriffin, Trevia Illinois Unemployment Rate Drops to 6.1 Percent3/12/2015 12:41 PMNo presence informationGriffin, TreviaIllinois Unemployment Rate Drops to 6.1 PercentIllinois Unemployment Rate Drops to 6.1 Percent255News and AnnouncementsNo
  
1/29/2015Yes

​1/29/15 - December unemployment rates fell in every metro area in the state. This was the ninth consecutive month that all metro areas reported over-the-year declines in their unemployment rates, according to preliminary data released today by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) and IDES. 

1/29/2015 2:07 PMNo presence informationHamilton, Bruce December Unemployment Rates Fall in All Metro Areas1/29/2015 2:16 PMNo presence informationHamilton, BruceDecember Unemployment Rates Fall in All Metro AreasDecember Unemployment Rates Fall in All Metro Areas254News and AnnouncementsNo
  
1/23/2015Yes

​1/23/15 - The Illinois unemployment rate decreased 0.2 percentage points to 6.2 percent in December. Nonfarm payroll employment gained +17,100 jobs, according to preliminary data released today by the Bureau of Labor Statistics and IDES.. 

1/23/2015 11:41 AMNo presence informationHamilton, Bruce Unemployment Rate Drops to 6.2 Percent1/23/2015 11:59 AMNo presence informationHamilton, BruceUnemployment Rate Drops to 6.2 PercentUnemployment Rate Drops to 6.2 Percent253News and AnnouncementsNo
  
12/23/2014Yes

​12/23/14 - November unemployment rates fell in every metro for the eighth consecutive month and all are at six or seven year lows, according to preliminary data released today by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and IDES. Rates also fell in all 102 counties for the fifth time out of six months.

12/23/2014 12:28 PMNo presence informationGriffin, Trevia Metro Unemployment Falls For Eighth Consecutive Month12/23/2014 1:59 PMNo presence informationGriffin, TreviaMetro Unemployment Falls For Eighth Consecutive MonthMetro Unemployment Falls For Eighth Consecutive Month252News and AnnouncementsNo
  
12/19/2014Yes

​12/18/2014 - Illinois employers added +2,300 jobs in November and the unemployment rate fell to 6.4 percent despite more people looking for work, according to preliminary data released today by the Bureau of Labor Statistics and the Illinois Department of Employment Security. The data is seasonally adjusted.

12/19/2014 10:14 AMNo presence informationGriffin, Trevia November Unemployment Falls to 6.4 Percent12/19/2014 10:17 AMNo presence informationGriffin, TreviaNovember Unemployment Falls to 6.4 PercentNovember Unemployment Falls to 6.4 Percent251News and AnnouncementsNo
  
12/15/2014Yes

​12/15/14 - Individuals who collected unemployment insurance in 2014 can take control of their tax preparation and sign up to be notified when the 1099G tax form is available, IDES said today.

12/15/2014 1:53 PMNo presence informationHamilton, Bruce Sign Up to Be Told When 1099G Tax Form is Available12/15/2014 2:02 PMNo presence informationHamilton, BruceSign Up to Be Told When 1099G Tax Form is AvailableSign Up to Be Told When 1099G Tax Form is Available250News and AnnouncementsNo
  
12/10/2014Yes

12/10/14 - ​The Illinois Advisory Board video/teleconference meeting (PDF)​ begins at 10 a.m.  This agenda conforms to the requirements of Section 2.02 of the Illinois Open Meetings Act (5 ILCS 120/02).  Any individual planning to attend who will need an accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act should notify Anna D’Ascenzo at (312) 793-9290 or (888) 340-1007 (TTY/Texnet).​

12/10/2014 9:59 AMNo presence informationHamilton, Bruce Illinois Employment Security Advisory Board Meeting12/15/2014 1:54 PMNo presence informationHamilton, BruceIllinois Employment Security Advisory BoardIllinois Employment Security Advisory Board249News and AnnouncementsNo
  
12/8/2014Yes

12/8/2014 – Illinois employers in November posted 214,000 help-wanted ads on the internet and 85 percent sought full‑time workers, the Illinois Department of Employment Security said today, citing the independent Conference Board report. The data is seasonally adjusted. 

12/8/2014 10:25 AMNo presence informationGriffin, Trevia 214,000 Help Wanted OnLine Ads in November12/8/2014 10:25 AMNo presence informationGriffin, Trevia214,000 Help Wanted OnLine Ads in November214,000 Help Wanted OnLine Ads in November248News and AnnouncementsNo
  
12/1/2014Yes

​12/1/2014 - Unemployment insurance tax rates will fall or remain at the minimum for most employers in 2015 because the economy is outperforming expectations used in 2011 reform legislation that created tools to prevent waste, fraud and abuse in the temporary assistance program, the Illinois Department of Employment Security said today.

12/1/2014 2:49 PMNo presence informationGriffin, Trevia Economic Growth and Anti-Fraud Programs12/1/2014 3:20 PMNo presence informationGriffin, TreviaEconomic Growth and Anti-Fraud Programs Lead to Tax Cuts for Nearly 50 Percent of EmployersEconomic Growth and Anti-Fraud Programs Lead to Tax Cuts for Nearly 50 Percent of Employers247News and AnnouncementsNo
  
11/26/2014Yes

​11/16/14 - October unemployment rates fell in every metro area for the seventh consecutive month and most are at six or seven year lows, according to preliminary data released today by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and the Illinois Department of Employment Security. The rate also fell in 101 counties and was unchanged in Mercer County.

11/26/2014 12:26 PMNo presence informationGriffin, Trevia Unemployment Falls in All Metros for Seventh Consecutive Month11/26/2014 12:30 PMNo presence informationGriffin, TreviaUnemployment Falls in All Metros for Seventh Consecutive MonthUnemployment Falls in All Metros for Seventh Consecutive Month246News and AnnouncementsNo
  
11/20/2014Yes

​11/20/14 - The October unemployment rate in Illinois was 6.6 percent, unchanged from September, and down from 9.1 percent one year ago, according to preliminary data released today by the Bureau of Labor Statistics and IDES.

11/20/2014 5:01 PMNo presence informationGriffin, Trevia October Unemployment Unchanged at 6.6 Percent11/20/2014 5:06 PMNo presence informationGriffin, TreviaOctober Unemployment Unchanged at 6.6 PercentOctober Unemployment Unchanged at 6.6 Percent245News and AnnouncementsNo
  
11/17/2014Yes

11/17/14 - ​Illinois employers posted more than 211,900 help wanted ads on the internet in October and 85 percent sought full-time workers, the Illinois Department of Employment Security said today, citing the independent Conference Board report. The data is seasonally adjusted.

11/17/2014 10:42 AMNo presence informationHamilton, Bruce 211,900 Help Wanted OnLine Ads in October11/17/2014 10:46 AMNo presence informationHamilton, Bruce211,900 Help Wanted OnLine Ads in October211,900 Help Wanted OnLine Ads in October244News and AnnouncementsNo
  
11/14/2014Yes

​11/14/14 -  A Blue Island man was sentenced to five years in prison and ordered to pay $234,000 to the Illinois Department of Employment Security for defrauding the unemployment insurance program. IDES’ anti-fraud efforts initiated the investigation that led to the federal conviction.

11/14/2014 12:32 PMNo presence informationGriffin, Trevia Five Year Prison Sentence for Unemployment Fraud 11/14/2014 12:32 PMNo presence informationGriffin, TreviaFive Year Prison Sentence for Unemployment Fraud Five Year Prison Sentence for Unemployment Fraud 243News and AnnouncementsNo
  
10/23/2014Yes

​10/23/14 - September unemployment rates fell in every metro area for the sixth consecutive month and most are at six or seven year lows, according to preliminary data released today by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) and IDES. Rates fell in all 102 counties for the fourth consecutive month.

10/23/2014 11:56 AMNo presence informationHamilton, Bruce Unemployment Falls in All Metros for Sixth Consecutive Month10/23/2014 12:07 PMNo presence informationHamilton, BruceUnemployment Falls in All Metros for Sixth Consecutive MonthUnemployment Falls in All Metros for Sixth Consecutive Month242News and AnnouncementsNo
  
10/17/2014Yes

​10/17/2014 - The Illinois unemployment rate fell in September for the seventh consecutive month to reach 6.6 percent while employers created +19,300 jobs, according to preliminary data released today by the Bureau of Labor Statistics and IDES. The data is seasonally adjusted.

10/17/2014 4:10 PMNo presence informationGriffin, Trevia 19,300 Jobs Push Unemployment Down to 6.6 Percent 10/17/2014 4:10 PMNo presence informationGriffin, Trevia19,300 Jobs Push Unemployment Down to 6.6 Percent 19,300 Jobs Push Unemployment Down to 6.6 Percent 241News and AnnouncementsNo
  
10/14/2014Yes

10/14/14 - ​Illinois employers posted more than 212,100 help wanted ads on the internet in September and 85 percent sought full-time workers, IDES said today, citing the independent Conference Board report. The data is seasonally adjusted.

10/14/2014 9:55 AMNo presence informationHamilton, Bruce 212,100 Help Wanted OnLine Ads in September10/14/2014 9:58 AMNo presence informationHamilton, Bruce212,100 Help Wanted OnLine Ads in September212,100 Help Wanted OnLine Ads in September239News and AnnouncementsNo
  
9/26/2014Yes

​9/26/14 - State Senator Terry Link (D-Waukegan) and State Representative Rita Mayfield (D-Waukegan) will co-host a community job and resource fair on Sept. 30 in Waukegan.

9/26/2014 5:31 PMNo presence informationGriffin, Trevia More Than 70 Employers Seeking New Hires At Sept. 30 Career Fair in Waukegan9/26/2014 5:31 PMNo presence informationGriffin, TreviaMore Than 70 Employers Seeking New Hires At Sept. 30 Career Fair in WaukeganMore Than 70 Employers Seeking New Hires At Sept. 30 Career Fair in Waukegan238News and AnnouncementsNo
  
9/25/2014Yes

9/25/14 - ​Unemployment rates in August fell in every metro for the fifth consecutive month and are at six- and seven-year lows, according to preliminary data released today by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) and IDES. 

9/25/2014 12:17 PMNo presence informationHamilton, Bruce Local Unemployment Falls Across State for Fifth Consecutive Month9/25/2014 12:25 PMNo presence informationHamilton, BruceLocal Unemployment Falls Across State for Fifth Consecutive MonthLocal Unemployment Falls Across State for Fifth Consecutive Month237News and AnnouncementsNo
  
9/18/2014Yes

9/18/14 - ​The Illinois unemployment rate fell in August for the sixth consecutive month to reach 6.7 percent while employers created +13,800 jobs, according to preliminary data released today by the Bureau of Labor Statistics and IDES. The data is seasonally adjusted.

9/18/2014 12:05 PMNo presence informationHamilton, Bruce 13,800 Jobs Pushes Unemployment Down to 6.7 Percent9/18/2014 12:12 PMNo presence informationHamilton, Bruce​13,800 Jobs Pushes Unemployment Down to 6.7 Percent​13,800 Jobs Pushes Unemployment Down to 6.7 Percent236News and AnnouncementsNo
  
9/10/2014No

​9/10/2014 -  Illinois Employment Security Advisory Board Video/Teleconference Meeting - September 12, 2014. This agenda conforms to the requirements of Section 2.02 of the Illinois Open Meetings Act (5 ILCS 120/02). Any individual planning to attend who will need an accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act should notify Caroline Alamillo at (312) 793-9292 or (888) 340-1007 (TTY/Texnet).

9/10/2014 11:02 AMNo presence informationGriffin, Trevia Illinois Employment Security Advisory Board Agenda - September 12,20149/15/2014 11:12 AMNo presence informationGriffin, TreviaIllinois Employment Security Advisory Board Agenda - September 12,2014Illinois Employment Security Advisory Board Agenda - September 12,2014235News and AnnouncementsNo
  
9/9/2014Yes

9/9/14 - ​Hiring Our Heroes, one of the largest efforts to help Veterans and their family members find employment, returns to Chicago on Thursday, September 18. The U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation, Illinois Department of Veterans Affairs (IDVA) and Illinois Department of Employment Security (IDES) are primary hosts.

9/9/2014 2:17 PMNo presence informationHamilton, Bruce IDVA, IDES and U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation Partner to Put Veterans to Work9/9/2014 2:20 PMNo presence informationHamilton, BruceIDVA, IDES and U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation Partner to Put Veterans to WorkIDVA, IDES and U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation Partner to Put Veterans to Work234News and AnnouncementsNo
  
9/4/2014Yes

​9/4/2014 - Chicagoland employers published 165,500 help wanted internet ads in August, an increase of 9,400 over July, IDES said today, citing the independent Conference Board. The monthly increase was greater than any metro area in the country.​​

9/4/2014 11:29 AMNo presence informationGriffin, Trevia Chicagoland Leads Nation in Help-Wanted Ad Growth9/4/2014 11:32 AMNo presence informationGriffin, TreviaChicagoland Leads Nation in Help-Wanted Ad GrowthChicagoland Leads Nation in Help-Wanted Ad Growth232News and AnnouncementsNo
  
9/3/2014No

​8/26/2014 -  IDES opened a new employment center in DuPage County to help residents improve their job-readiness skills and return to work, officials announced.

9/3/2014 4:41 PMNo presence informationGriffin, Trevia IDES Opens Employment Center in DuPage County9/3/2014 4:42 PMNo presence informationGriffin, TreviaIDES Opens Employment Center in DuPage CountyIDES Opens Employment Center in DuPage County231News and AnnouncementsNo
  
8/22/2014Yes

​8/22/2014 - Forty-six on-the-spot job offers were made at this month’s Hiring Our Heroes event in Peoria that was sponsored by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and managed by IDES. The success illustrates how the state’s hiring portal, Illinoisjoblink.com, links employers with qualified workers to grow their businesses and our economy.

8/22/2014 1:21 PMNo presence informationGriffin, Trevia Veteran Hiring Event Nets 46 On-the-Spot Job Offers8/22/2014 1:23 PMNo presence informationGriffin, TreviaVeteran Hiring Event Nets 46 On-the-Spot Job OffersVeteran Hiring Event Nets 46 On-the-Spot Job Offers230News and AnnouncementsNo
  
8/21/2014Yes

8/21/2014 - July unemployment rates fell in every Illinois metro area for the fourth consecutive month and most are at six year lows, according to preliminary data released today by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) and IDES. Rates also fell in all 102 counties for the second consecutive month. Not seasonally adjusted data compares July 2014 with July 2013.

8/21/2014 2:02 PMNo presence informationGriffin, Trevia Unemployment Falls in Every Metro for Fourth Consecutive Month8/21/2014 2:16 PMNo presence informationGriffin, TreviaUnemployment Falls in Every Metro for Fourth Consecutive MonthUnemployment Falls in Every Metro for Fourth Consecutive Month229News and AnnouncementsNo
  
8/14/2014Yes

​8/14/14 - The Illinois unemployment rate fell in July for the fifth consecutive month to reach 6.8 percent while employers created 11,200 private-sector jobs, according to preliminary data released today by the Bureau of Labor Statistics and IDES. The data is seasonally adjusted.

8/14/2014 1:47 PMNo presence informationGriffin, Trevia July Unemployment Falls to 6.8 Percent8/14/2014 1:54 PMNo presence informationGriffin, TreviaJuly Unemployment Falls to 6.8 Percent July Unemployment Falls to 6.8 Percent 228News and AnnouncementsNo
  
8/11/2014Yes

​8/11/14 - Illinois employers wrongly classified nearly 20,000 of their workers as independent contractors rather than full-time employees in 2013, skipping out on more than $250 million in wages and contributions to funds that support laid-off and injured workers.

8/11/2014 12:10 PMNo presence informationGriffin, Trevia Misclassified Employees Force Taxpayers To Subsidize Costs, Harm Economy8/11/2014 12:10 PMNo presence informationGriffin, TreviaMisclassified Employees Force Taxpayers To Subsidize Costs, Harm EconomyMisclassified Employees Force Taxpayers To Subsidize Costs, Harm Economy227News and AnnouncementsNo
  
8/4/2014Yes

​8/4/2014 - Illinois employers posted 204,000 help wanted ads on the internet in July and 85 percent sought full-time workers, the Illinois Department of Employment Security said today, citing an independent report. The data is not seasonally adjusted.

8/4/2014 10:55 AMNo presence informationGriffin, Trevia 204,000 Help Wanted OnLine Ads in July8/4/2014 10:55 AMNo presence informationGriffin, Trevia204,000 Help Wanted OnLine Ads in July204,000 Help Wanted OnLine Ads in July226News and AnnouncementsNo
  
7/24/2014Yes

​7/24/14 - June unemployment rates fell in every metro area in the state for the third consecutive month and remain at six year lows, according to preliminary data released today by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) and IDES.

7/24/2014 12:00 PMNo presence informationHamilton, Bruce Unemployment Falls in All Metros for Third Consecutive Month7/24/2014 12:00 PMNo presence informationHamilton, BruceUnemployment Falls in All Metros for Third Consecutive MonthUnemployment Falls in All Metros for Third Consecutive Month225News and AnnouncementsNo
  
7/17/2014Yes

​​7/17/14 - Chicago – The Illinois unemployment rate fell in June for the fourth consecutive month to reach 7.1 percent while employers created 6,000 jobs, according to preliminary data released today by the Bureau of Labor Statistics and IDES. The data is seasonally adjusted.

7/17/2014 1:11 PMNo presence informationGriffin, Trevia June Rate Falls to 7.1 Percent as State Adds 6,000 Jobs - Lowest Rate Since October 20087/17/2014 1:36 PMNo presence informationGriffin, TreviaJune Rate Falls to 7.1 Percent as State Adds 6,000 Jobs - Lowest Rate Since October 2008June Rate Falls to 7.1 Percent as State Adds 6,000 Jobs - Lowest Rate Since October 2008223News and AnnouncementsNo
  
7/8/2014Yes

​7/8/14 - More than 212,000 help wanted ads for Illinois job openings were posted on the internet in June and 85 percent sought full‑time workers, IDES said today, citing an independent report. The data is not seasonally adjusted.

 
7/8/2014 10:20 AMNo presence informationHamilton, Bruce 212,000 Help Wanted OnLine Ads in June7/8/2014 11:34 AMNo presence informationHamilton, Bruce212,000 Help Wanted OnLine Ads in June212,000 Help Wanted OnLine Ads in June222News and AnnouncementsNo
  
6/26/2014No

6/26/14 - ​May unemployment rates fell in every metro area in the state for the second consecutive month and again are at six year lows, according to preliminary data released today by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) and IDES.

6/26/2014 12:02 PMNo presence informationHamilton, Bruce Unemployment Falls in All Metros for Second Consecutive Month6/26/2014 3:19 PMNo presence informationHamilton, BruceUnemployment Falls in All Metros for Second Consecutive MonthUnemployment Falls in All Metros for Second Consecutive Month221News and AnnouncementsNo
  
6/25/2014No

​6/25/14 - The agenda for the Illinois Employment Security Advisory Board Video/Teleconference Meeting, scheduled for 2pm, Friday, June 27, 2014, is available.

6/25/2014 12:17 PMNo presence informationHamilton, Bruce Illinois Employment Security Advisory Board Video/Teleconference Meeting7/8/2014 10:28 AMNo presence informationHamilton, BruceIllinois Employment Security Advisory Board Video/Teleconference MeetingIllinois Employment Security Advisory Board Video/Teleconference Meeting220News and AnnouncementsNo
  
6/24/2014No

6/24/14 - ​A new tool on Illinois’ help wanted job board targets workers who previously did not need a resume to get hired and those who lack confidence with their computer and internet skills, IDES said today.

6/24/2014 10:54 AMNo presence informationHamilton, Bruce Use Resume Builder and Hear the Words “You’re Hired”6/24/2014 11:01 AMNo presence informationHamilton, Bruce​Use Resume Builder and Hear the Words “You’re Hired”​Use Resume Builder and Hear the Words “You’re Hired”219News and AnnouncementsNo
  
6/19/2014Yes

​6/19/2014 - The Illinois unemployment rate fell for the third consecutive month to reach 7.5 percent in May and is at the lowest level since November 2008, according to preliminary data released today by the Bureau of Labor Statistics and IDES. The data is seasonally adjusted.

6/19/2014 12:32 PMNo presence informationGriffin, Trevia May Unemployment Falls to 7.5 Percent and is Lowest Since November 20086/19/2014 12:36 PMNo presence informationGriffin, TreviaMay Unemployment Falls to 7.5 Percent  and is Lowest Since November 2008May Unemployment Falls to 7.5 Percent  and is Lowest Since November 2008218News and AnnouncementsNo
  
6/18/2014No

​6/18/14 -  Recently discharged Veterans and federal employees now can apply for unemployment insurance benefits over the telephone in the latest improvement to modernize the unemployment insurance program, IDES said today.

6/18/2014 3:36 PMNo presence informationHamilton, Bruce IDES Expands Services for Veterans6/18/2014 3:44 PMNo presence informationHamilton, BruceIDES Expands Services for VeteransIDES Expands Services for Veterans217News and AnnouncementsNo
  
6/16/2014Yes

6/16/14 - Seventy five on-the-spot job offers were made at a recent Veteran hiring event in Joliet managed by IDES and sponsored by Congressman Bill Foster.

6/16/2014 1:23 PMNo presence informationGriffin, Trevia Joliet Veteran Hiring Event Nets 75 On-the-Spot Job Offers6/16/2014 1:26 PMNo presence informationGriffin, TreviaJoliet Veteran Hiring Event Nets 75 On-the-Spot Job OffersJoliet Veteran Hiring Event Nets 75 On-the-Spot Job Offers216News and AnnouncementsNo
  
6/12/2014Yes

6/12/14 - ​Twenty-four on-the-spot job offers were made at this week’s Veteran hiring event in Southern Illinois managed by theIDES and and sponsored by Congressman Bill Enyart and Shawnee Community College.​

6/12/2014 1:48 PMNo presence informationGriffin, Trevia Veteran Hiring Event Nets 24 On-the-Spot Job Offers6/12/2014 5:20 PMNo presence informationGriffin, TreviaVeteran Hiring Event Nets 24 On-the-Spot Job OffersVeteran Hiring Event Nets 24 On-the-Spot Job Offers213News and AnnouncementsNo
  
6/12/2014Yes

​6/12/14 - Jay Rowell, Director of the IDES issued the following statement today after United States District Judge Joan H. Lefkow sentenced a woman to six years in prison for actions related to unemployment insurance fraud. The woman was a central figure in a 17-person enterprise that scammed $9.1 million from Illinois, Indiana, Minnesota, Wisconsin, Kansas, Oklahoma, and Mississippi. 

6/12/2014 4:53 PMNo presence informationGriffin, Trevia Woman Sentenced to Six Years for Role in $9.1 Million Fictitious Employer Fraud6/13/2014 9:14 AMNo presence informationHamilton, BruceWoman Sentenced to Six Years for Role in $9.1 Million Fictitious Employer FraudWoman Sentenced to Six Years for Role in $9.1 Million Fictitious Employer Fraud214News and AnnouncementsNo
  
6/5/2014Yes

​6/5/14 - More than 203,000 help wanted ads for Illinois jobs were posted on the internet in May and 85 percent sought full time workers, IDES said today, citing an independent report. The data is not seasonally adjusted.

6/5/2014 11:25 AMNo presence informationHamilton, Bruce 203,000 Help Wanted OnLine Ads in May6/5/2014 11:39 AMNo presence informationHamilton, Bruce203,000 Help Wanted OnLine Ads in May203,000 Help Wanted OnLine Ads in May212News and AnnouncementsNo
  
5/22/2014Yes

5/22/14 - ​April unemployment rates fell in all Illinois metropolitan areas to their lowest level in six years, according to preliminary data released today by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) and IDES.

5/22/2014 12:57 PMNo presence informationGriffin, Trevia April Unemployment Rate Falls in All Metro Areas5/22/2014 3:55 PMNo presence informationHamilton, BruceApril Unemployment Rate Falls in All Metro AreasApril Unemployment Rate Falls in All Metro Areas211News and AnnouncementsNo
  
5/21/201412/31/2014No

5/21/14 - IDES offices will close on Monday, May 26, in observance of Memorial Day. All services will be available on the website. Claimants scheduled to certify for benefits should do so. Regular office hours of 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. will resume Tuesday, May 27.

5/21/2014 11:01 AMNo presence informationHamilton, Bruce IDES Offices Closed May 26 to Observe Memorial Day2/10/2017 2:46 PMNo presence informationHamilton, BruceIDES Offices Closed May 26 to Observe Memorial DayIDES Offices Closed May 26 to Observe Memorial Day209News and AnnouncementsNo
  
5/19/2014No

​5/19/14 - Four of five Illinois workers were without wages two months after the close of a federal program designed to help the long-term unemployed until they found a new job, according to an analysis of wage data by IDES.

5/19/2014 2:24 PMNo presence informationHamilton, Bruce Ending Emergency Unemployment Insurance Not Pushing People to Work5/19/2014 2:32 PMNo presence informationHamilton, BruceEnding Emergency Unemployment Insurance Not Pushing People to Work Ending Emergency Unemployment Insurance Not Pushing People to Work 208News and AnnouncementsNo
  
5/15/2014Yes

05/15/14 -​ The Illinois unemployment rate hit a new five-year low in April when it fell to 7.9 percent. M​ore people working pushed the rate down 0.5 points, the lowest since December 2008 and largest monthly decline in the history of this data series which began in 1976.​

Attachment5/15/2014 2:13 PMNo presence informationGriffin, Trevia April Unemployment Hits Lowest Point Since 20085/22/2014 1:01 PMNo presence informationGriffin, TreviaApril Unemployment Hits Lowest Point Since 2008April Unemployment Hits Lowest Point Since 2008207News and AnnouncementsNo
  
5/13/2014No

​5/13/14 - People using mobile devices can better interact and communicate with the Illinois Department of Employment Security following website improvements launched this week, the Department said today.

5/13/2014 9:10 AMNo presence informationHamilton, Bruce IDES Website Becomes Mobile Friendly5/13/2014 9:25 AMNo presence informationHamilton, BruceIDES Website Becomes Mobile Friendly IDES Website Becomes Mobile Friendly 205News and AnnouncementsNo
  
5/8/2014Yes

​5/8/14 - Some fax numbers employers use to communicate with the Illinois Department of Employment Security changed in December 2013 and will be turned off this month, IDES reminded today.

5/8/2014 11:23 AMNo presence informationHamilton, Bruce Employer Fax Numbers Have Changed5/8/2014 11:39 AMNo presence informationHamilton, BruceEmployer Fax Numbers Have ChangedEmployer Fax Numbers Have Changed204News and AnnouncementsNo
  
5/5/2014Yes

​5/5/2014 - Illinois businesses placed more than 207,700 help wanted ads on the internet in April, the Illinois Department of Employment Security said today, citing an independent report. More than 85 percent of the job listings sought full time workers. The data is not seasonally adjusted.

5/5/2014 5:00 PMNo presence informationGriffin, Trevia 207,700 Help Wanted OnLine Ads in April5/5/2014 5:09 PMNo presence informationGriffin, Trevia207,700 Help Wanted OnLine Ads in April207,700 Help Wanted OnLine Ads in April203News and AnnouncementsNo
  
5/1/2014Yes

​5/1/2014 - Illinois so far this year confiscated $26.3 million in federal tax refunds from individuals who knowingly collected unemployment insurance while working, the Illinois Department of Employment Security said today.

5/1/2014 10:35 AMNo presence informationGriffin, Trevia $26.3 Million Recovered from Unemployment Fraud Brings Program’s Three-Year Total to $120 Million5/1/2014 10:46 AMNo presence informationGriffin, Trevia$26.3 Million Recovered from Unemployment Fraud  Brings Program’s Three-Year Total to $120 Million$26.3 Million Recovered from Unemployment Fraud  Brings Program’s Three-Year Total to $120 Million202News and AnnouncementsNo
  
4/24/2014Yes

4/24/14 - ​Local unemployment fell in 10 of 12 metropolitan areas in March. In six of the 10, the March rate was at its lowest point since 2008, according to preliminary data released today by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) and IDES. 

4/24/2014 4:45 PMNo presence informationHamilton, Bruce Unemployment Falls Across State4/24/2014 4:51 PMNo presence informationHamilton, BruceUnemployment Falls Across StateUnemployment Falls Across State200News and AnnouncementsNo
  
4/17/2014Yes

​4/17/14 - The March unemployment rate fell to 8.4 percent, the lowest level since January 2009, according to data released today by the Bureau of Labor Statistics and IDES.

4/22/2014 3:27 PMNo presence informationHamilton, Bruce March Unemployment Hits Five Year Low4/24/2014 10:51 AMNo presence informationHamilton, BruceMarch Unemployment Hits Five Year LowMarch Unemployment Hits Five Year Low199News and AnnouncementsNo
  
4/14/201412/31/2014No

​4/14/14 - One month later, 64,000 or 86 percent, still were without work, according to an IDES analysis released today.​​

4/14/2014 1:42 PMNo presence informationGriffin, Trevia Extending Federal Unemployment Would Help 64,000 Illinois Workers2/10/2017 2:46 PMNo presence informationHamilton, BruceExtending Federal Unemployment Would Help 64,000 Illinois WorkersExtending Federal Unemployment Would Help 64,000 Illinois Workers197News and AnnouncementsNo
  
4/8/2014No

4/8/14 - ​Illinois businesses placed more than 195,400 help wanted ads on the internet in March, IDES said today. More than 85 percent sought full-time workers.

4/8/2014 11:36 AMNo presence informationHamilton, Bruce 195,400 Help Wanted OnLine Ads in March4/8/2014 4:23 PMNo presence informationHamilton, Bruce195,400 Help Wanted OnLine Ads in March195,400 Help Wanted OnLine Ads in March195News and AnnouncementsNo
  
3/27/2014No

​3/27/14 - Local unemployment rates fell across the state in February and the rate in the Chicago-Joliet-Naperville Metro Division fell 0.8 percentage points to reach 9.0 percent, the lowest it has been since 2009, according to preliminary data released today by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) and IDES. Not seasonally adjusted data compares February 2014 to February 2013.

4/2/2014 10:05 AMNo presence informationHamilton, Bruce Unemployment Falls in Local Areas Across the State4/2/2014 10:27 AMNo presence informationHamilton, BruceUnemployment Falls in Local Areas Across the StateUnemployment Falls in Local Areas Across the State193News and AnnouncementsNo
  
3/26/2014No

3/26/2014 - The agenda for the March 24, 2014 meeting of the Social Security Retirement Pay Task Force Agenda is now available.

4/11/2014 3:48 PMNo presence informationHamilton, Bruce Social Security Retirement Pay Task Force4/11/2014 4:07 PMNo presence informationHamilton, BruceSocial Security Retirement Pay Task ForceSocial Security Retirement Pay Task Force196News and AnnouncementsNo
  
3/20/201412/31/2014No

3/20/14 - Illinois employers added +6,400 jobs in February and the unemployment rate remained unchanged at 8.7 percent and down from 9.2 percent one year ago, according to preliminary data released today by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and the Illinois Department of Employment Security.

3/21/2014 10:20 AMNo presence informationHamilton, Bruce Employers Add 6,400 Jobs and Rate Holds at 8.7 Percent2/10/2017 2:46 PMNo presence informationHamilton, BruceEmployers Add 6,400 Jobs and Rate Holds at 8.7 PercentEmployers Add 6,400 Jobs and Rate Holds at 8.7 Percent192News and AnnouncementsNo
  
3/18/2014No

3/18/14 - ​The Hiring Our Heroes - Chicago event, one of the largest efforts to help Veterans and their family members find employment, returns to Chicago on Wednesday, March 26. 

3/19/2014 3:35 PMNo presence informationHamilton, Bruce Pre-Register for March 26 Veteran Hiring Event to Maximize Job Opportunities3/19/2014 4:29 PMNo presence informationGriffin, TreviaPre-Register for March 26 Veteran Hiring Event to Maximize Job OpportunitiesPre-Register for March 26 Veteran Hiring Event to Maximize Job Opportunities188News and AnnouncementsNo
  
3/18/2014No

​3/18/14 - The agenda for the Employment Security Advisory Board meeting (video / teleconference) scheduled for Thursday, March 20th, is available.

3/19/2014 4:42 PMNo presence informationHamilton, Bruce Illinois Employment Security Advisory Board - Video/Teleconference Meeting2/10/2017 2:45 PMNo presence informationHamilton, BruceIllinois Employment Security Advisory Board - Video/Teleconference Meeting Illinois Employment Security Advisory Board - Video/Teleconference Meeting 189News and AnnouncementsNo
  
3/17/2014No

3/17/14 - What is Illinoisjoblink.com? It is the first step in finding your new employee.​ Employers can use keyword matching technology to search the resumes. Search by degree. Or the state licensure that has been obtained. Or by past experience.​


3/20/2014 11:27 AMNo presence informationHamilton, Bruce Employer Newsletter - Summer Hiring, Online New Hire Reporting, and More3/20/2014 11:34 AMNo presence informationHamilton, BruceEmployer Newsletter - Summer Hiring, Online New Hire Reporting, and MoreEmployer Newsletter - Summer Hiring, Online New Hire Reporting, and More190News and AnnouncementsNo
  
3/17/2014No

3/17/14 - ​If you know a young man or woman interested in a summer job, now is the time they should start looking. Summer jobs are vital learning tools. There is value in understanding how to look for work, how to secure an interview and how to be successful and responsible in the workplace.

3/20/2014 11:46 AMNo presence informationHamilton, Bruce Individuals Newsletter - Careers: Summer Hiring3/20/2014 11:49 AMNo presence informationHamilton, BruceIndividuals Newsletter - Careers: Summer HiringIndividuals Newsletter - Careers: Summer Hiring191News and AnnouncementsNo
  
3/13/201412/31/2014No

3/13/14 - ​Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan and IDES today announced charges against nine defendants, alleging they defrauded the state when they fraudulently collected more than $200,000 in unemployment benefits, including one defendant who was incarcerated at the time he received the benefits.

3/13/2014 3:57 PMNo presence informationHamilton, Bruce IDES & Attorney General Crack Down on Unemployment Fraud2/10/2017 2:45 PMNo presence informationHamilton, BruceIDES & Attorney General Crack Down on Unemployment FraudIDES & Attorney General Crack Down on Unemployment Fraud183News and AnnouncementsNo
  
3/13/2014No

3/13/14 - ​January unemployment rates fell in 11 of 12 metropolitan areas in Illinois, according to preliminary data released today by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) and the Illinois Department of Employment Security (IDES). Not seasonally adjusted data compares January 2014 to January 2013.

Attachment3/13/2014 4:00 PMNo presence informationHamilton, Bruce January Unemployment Falls in 11 of 12 Metro Areas3/13/2014 4:56 PMNo presence informationHamilton, BruceJanuary Unemployment Falls in 11 of 12 Metro AreasJanuary Unemployment Falls in 11 of 12 Metro Areas184News and AnnouncementsNo
  
3/11/2014Yes

3/11/14 - ​Illinois Employers in February advertised online for more than 210,700 individual job openings, according to the independent Conference Board and IDES.

3/11/2014 3:29 PMNo presence informationHamilton, Bruce 210,700 OnLine Job Openings in February3/11/2014 3:34 PMNo presence informationHamilton, Bruce210,700 OnLine Job Openings in February210,700 OnLine Job Openings in February176News and AnnouncementsNo
  
3/6/2014Yes

3/6/14 - The unemployment rate fell to 8.7 percent in January, down from 9.2 percent one year ago, according to preliminary data released today by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and IDES.

3/12/2014 9:08 AMNo presence informationHamilton, Bruce January 2014 Unemployment Rate at 8.7 Percent3/12/2014 9:08 AMNo presence informationHamilton, BruceJanuary 2014 Unemployment Rate at 8.7 PercentJanuary 2014 Unemployment Rate at 8.7 Percent177News and AnnouncementsNo
  
2/26/2014No

2/26/14 - ​Illinois' leading role in recruiting Veterans and career changers to enter the cybersecurity workforce shines this Saturday in the state's first ever Cyber Aces State Championship, IDES said today.

3/12/2014 10:29 AMNo presence informationHamilton, Bruce Governor’s Cyber Aces Championship3/13/2014 9:36 AMNo presence informationHamilton, BruceGovernor’s Cyber Aces ChampionshipGovernor’s Cyber Aces Championship179News and AnnouncementsNo
  
2/18/2014No

​2/18/14 - Employers in January advertised online for more than 208,400 individual job openings, according to the Conference Board and IDES. 

3/12/2014 11:45 AMNo presence informationHamilton, Bruce More Than 208,400 Job Openings Online in January3/12/2014 11:45 AMNo presence informationHamilton, BruceMore Than 208,400 Job Openings Online in JanuaryMore Than 208,400 Job Openings Online in January180News and AnnouncementsNo
  
2/10/2014No

2/10/14 - IDES offices will be closed Wednesday, Feb. 12 and Monday, Feb. 17 in observance of state and federal holidays. Feb. 12 is a state holiday honoring President Abraham Lincoln. Feb. 17 is a federal and state holiday honoring President George Washington. It also is referred to as Presidents' Day. Offices will re-open Thursday, Feb. 13 and Tuesday, Feb. 18, respectively. Office hours are 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m.

3/13/2014 11:21 AMNo presence informationHamilton, Bruce Illinois Employment Security Offices Closed to Honor President Holidays on Feb. 12 and Feb. 173/13/2014 11:25 AMNo presence informationHamilton, BruceIllinois Employment Security Offices Closed to Honor President Holidays on Feb. 12 and Feb. 17Illinois Employment Security Offices Closed to Honor President Holidays on Feb. 12 and Feb. 17181News and AnnouncementsNo
  
2/7/2014No

​​2/7/14 - The Task Force shall analyze the impact of paragraph 2 of subsection A of Section 611 of this Act on individuals receiving primary social security old age and disability retirement benefits and make a recommendation to the General Assembly as to the advisability of amending that paragraph and paying unemployment benefits with regard to those retired individuals. 

3/13/2014 1:18 PMNo presence informationHamilton, Bruce Social Security Retirement Pay Task Force Agenda3/13/2014 1:18 PMNo presence informationHamilton, BruceSocial Security Retirement Pay Task Force AgendaSocial Security Retirement Pay Task Force Agenda182No
  
1/30/2014No

1/30/14 - ​The December unemployment rate in the Chicago Joliet Naperville Metro Division fell 0.4 to reach 8.2 percent, the lowest rating since December 2008, according to preliminary data released today by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) and IDES.

3/13/2014 4:28 PMNo presence informationHamilton, Bruce Chicagoland Adds 54,000 Jobs and Rate Falls to 8.2 Percent3/13/2014 4:28 PMNo presence informationHamilton, BruceChicagoland Adds 54,000 Jobs and Rate Falls to 8.2 PercentChicagoland Adds 54,000 Jobs and Rate Falls to 8.2 Percent186News and AnnouncementsNo
  
1/24/2014No

1/24/14 - ​The December unemployment rate fell for the fourth consecutive month to reach 8.6 percent, according to preliminary data released today by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) and IDES. 

3/13/2014 4:30 PMNo presence informationHamilton, Bruce December Unemployment Falls to 8.6 Percent3/13/2014 4:30 PMNo presence informationHamilton, BruceDecember Unemployment Falls to 8.6 PercentDecember Unemployment Falls to 8.6 Percent187News and AnnouncementsNo
  
1/7/2014No

​1/7/14 - Illinois Department of Employment Security offices will reopen Tuesday, January 7, after extreme weather conditions limited office openings on Monday.

1/9/2014 9:31 AMNo presence informationUnderfanger, Amanda IDES Offices to Open Tuesday, January 73/12/2014 9:09 AMNo presence informationHamilton, BruceIDES Offices to Open Tuesday, January 7IDES Offices to Open Tuesday, January 7169News and AnnouncementsNo
  
1/6/2014No

​Extreme weather conditions have closed the Illinois Department of Employment Security offices. Regular office hours of 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. could resume on Tuesday, weather permitting.

1/9/2014 9:30 AMNo presence informationUnderfanger, Amanda Extreme Weather Closes IDES Offices3/11/2014 3:45 PMNo presence informationHamilton, BruceExtreme Weather Closes IDES OfficesExtreme Weather Closes IDES Offices168News and AnnouncementsNo
  
12/27/201312/31/2014No

​The November unemployment rate in the Chicago Joliet Naperville Metro Division fell .02 to reach 8.1 percent while temporary layoffs pushed rates higher elsewhere, according to preliminary data released today by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) and the Illinois Department of Employment Security (IDES).

Attachment1/9/2014 9:24 AMNo presence informationUnderfanger, Amanda Chicago, Six Other Metros Add More Than 60,000 Jobs in November2/10/2017 2:45 PMNo presence informationHamilton, BruceChicago, Six Other Metros Add More Than 60,000 Jobs in NovemberChicago, Six Other Metros Add More Than 60,000 Jobs in November167News and AnnouncementsNo
  
12/20/201312/31/2014No

​The Illinois Department of Employment Security (IDES) will be closed Wednesday, Dec. 25 and Wednesday, Jan. 1, 2014. Regular office hours of 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. resume on each following day.

Attachment1/9/2014 9:10 AMNo presence informationUnderfanger, Amanda Employment Security Offices Closed Dec. 25, Jan.12/10/2017 2:46 PMNo presence informationHamilton, BruceEmployment Security Offices Closed Dec. 25, Jan.1Employment Security Offices Closed Dec. 25, Jan.1166News and AnnouncementsNo
  
12/19/201312/31/2014No

​Illinois added +10,300 private sector jobs in November and the unemployment rate fell to 8.7 percent, according to preliminary data released today by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) and IDES.

Attachment1/9/2014 9:06 AMNo presence informationUnderfanger, Amanda November Adds +10,300 Private Sector Jobs As Rate Falls to 8.7 Percent2/10/2017 2:46 PMNo presence informationHamilton, BruceNovember Adds +10,300 Private Sector Jobs As Rate Falls to 8.7 PercentNovember Adds +10,300 Private Sector Jobs As Rate Falls to 8.7 Percent165News and AnnouncementsNo
  
12/15/201312/31/2014No

​Read about SIDES success, workforce development, and other IDES initiatives in the monthly IDES newsletter.​

1/8/2014 4:49 PMNo presence informationUnderfanger, Amanda Employer Newsletter - SIDES Success2/10/2017 2:46 PMNo presence informationHamilton, BruceEmployer Newsletter - SIDES SuccessEmployer Newsletter - SIDES Success161News and AnnouncementsNo
  
12/15/201312/31/2014No

​Learn about the latest initiatives of the Illinois Department of Employment Security in our online newsletter.

1/9/2014 8:53 AMNo presence informationUnderfanger, Amanda Individuals Newsletter - Illinoisjoblink.com, the State's Help-Wanted Hiring Job Board2/10/2017 2:46 PMNo presence informationHamilton, BruceIndividuals Newsletter - Illinoisjoblink.com, the State's Help-Wanted Hiring Job BoardIndividuals Newsletter - Illinoisjoblink.com, the State's Help-Wanted Hiring Job Board162News and AnnouncementsNo
  
12/10/2013No

​Federal jobless benefits for the long-term unemployed end December 28 with final payments to be made in early January, the Illinois Department of Employment Security reminded today.

Attachment1/8/2014 4:44 PMNo presence informationUnderfanger, Amanda Federal Emergency Unemployment Ends in December1/8/2014 4:47 PMNo presence informationUnderfanger, AmandaFederal Emergency Unemployment Ends in DecemberFederal Emergency Unemployment Ends in December160News and AnnouncementsNo
  
12/6/2013No

The agenda for the meeting scheduled for Tuesday, December 10th, is available.​

Attachment12/10/2013 10:58 AMNo presence informationUnderfanger, Amanda Illinois Employment Security Advisory Board2/2/2014 8:56 PMNo presence informationUnderfanger, AmandaIllinois Employment Security Advisory Board Illinois Employment Security Advisory Board 7News and AnnouncementsNo
  
12/5/2013No

​Chicago Adds 54,000 Jobs; Champaign, Lake, Quad Cities Also Up​​

Attachment12/11/2013 10:54 AMNo presence informationUnderfanger, Amanda October Local Unemployment Falls in 6 of 12 Metros2/2/2014 8:56 PMNo presence informationUnderfanger, AmandaOctober Local Unemployment Falls in 6 of 12 MetrosOctober Local Unemployment Falls in 6 of 12 Metros8News and AnnouncementsNo
  
12/3/2013No

​Individuals and business owners out of work as a direct result of tornadoes and high winds on Nov. 17 might be eligible for federal disaster unemployment assistance, IDES said today.​

Attachment12/11/2013 11:00 AMNo presence informationUnderfanger, Amanda Federal Disaster Assistance to Help Unemployed2/2/2014 8:57 PMNo presence informationUnderfanger, AmandaFederal Disaster Assistance to Help UnemployedFederal Disaster Assistance to Help Unemployed9News and AnnouncementsNo
  
11/26/2013No

​Please be advised that the first Economic Data Task Force public hearing is scheduled to be held on Monday, December 2nd at 1:30 PM in the video conference rooms located at 33 South State Street, 9th floor (Chicago) and 607 East Adams Street, 9th floor (Springfield).

12/11/2013 11:04 AMNo presence informationUnderfanger, Amanda Social Security Retirement Pay Task Force Agenda2/2/2014 8:58 PMNo presence informationUnderfanger, AmandaSocial Security Retirement Pay Task Force AgendaSocial Security Retirement Pay Task Force Agenda10News and AnnouncementsNo
  
11/24/2013No

​Learn about the latest initiatives of the Illinois Department of Employment Security in our online newsletter.​

12/11/2013 1:32 PMNo presence informationUnderfanger, Amanda Individuals Newsletter - Job Training for Students and Adults2/2/2014 8:59 PMNo presence informationUnderfanger, AmandaIndividuals Newsletter - Job Training for Students and AdultsIndividuals Newsletter - Job Training for Students and Adults11News and AnnouncementsNo
  
11/24/201312/31/2015No

Read about tax notices, job training for students and adults, and other IDES initiatives in the monthly IDES newsletter.

12/11/2013 1:34 PMNo presence informationUnderfanger, Amanda Employer Newsletter - Tax Notices2/10/2017 2:07 PMNo presence informationHamilton, BruceEmployer Newsletter - Tax NoticesEmployer Newsletter - Tax Notices12News and AnnouncementsNo
  
11/22/201312/31/2015No

​Illinois added 15,400 jobs in October after gaining 10,300 jobs in September and the October unemployment rate fell to 8.9 percent, according to seasonally adjusted data released today by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) and IDES.​

Attachment12/11/2013 1:41 PMNo presence informationUnderfanger, Amanda September and October Payrolls Add +25,700 Jobs2/10/2017 2:06 PMNo presence informationHamilton, BruceSeptember and October Payrolls Add +25,700 JobsSeptember and October Payrolls Add +25,700 Jobs13News and AnnouncementsNo
  
10/28/201312/31/2015No
12/11/2013 2:06 PMNo presence informationUnderfanger, Amanda Individuals Newsletter - Affordable Care Act Enrollment2/10/2017 2:06 PMNo presence informationHamilton, BruceIndividuals Newsletter - Affordable Care Act EnrollmentIndividuals Newsletter - Affordable Care Act Enrollment17News and Announcements
  
10/28/201312/31/2015No
12/11/2013 2:08 PMNo presence informationUnderfanger, Amanda 2/10/2017 2:06 PMNo presence informationHamilton, BruceEmployers Newsletter - Lower Taxes for Most Businesses in 2014Employers Newsletter - Lower Taxes for Most Businesses in 201418News and Announcements
  
10/12/201310/28/2013No

7/21/2013 - Learn about the latest initiatives of the Illinois Department of Employment Security in our online newsletter.​​

9/19/2013 11:27 AMNo presence informationUnderfanger, Amanda Individuals - IDES Newsletter for July - Interview tips that work1/9/2014 9:35 AMNo presence informationUnderfanger, AmandaIndividuals - IDES Newsletter for July - Interview tips that workIndividuals - IDES Newsletter for July - Interview tips that work1No
  
9/30/201312/31/2015No

​Learn about the latest initiatives of the Illinois Department of Employment Security in our online newsletter.​

12/11/2013 2:22 PMNo presence informationUnderfanger, Amanda Individuals Newsletter - Cybersecurity Jobs2/10/2017 2:06 PMNo presence informationHamilton, BruceIndividuals Newsletter - Cybersecurity JobsIndividuals Newsletter - Cybersecurity Jobs23News and Announcements
  
9/30/201312/31/2015No

​Read about personal liability legislation, TaxNet, and other IDES initiatives in the monthly IDES newsletter.​

12/11/2013 2:23 PMNo presence informationUnderfanger, Amanda Employers Newsletter - Improving Economy2/10/2017 2:06 PMNo presence informationHamilton, BruceEmployers Newsletter - Improving EconomyEmployers Newsletter - Improving Economy24News and AnnouncementsNo
  
9/30/2013No

​IDES offices will be closed on Monday, Oct. 14, in observance of Columbus Day.

Attachment12/11/2013 2:26 PMNo presence informationUnderfanger, Amanda Offices Closed October 14 to Observe Columbus Day12/26/2013 1:23 PMNo presence informationUnderfanger, AmandaOffices Closed October 14 to Observe Columbus DayOffices Closed October 14 to Observe Columbus Day25News and Announcements
  
9/27/2013No

​IDES and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce again will offer a Hire Our Heroes hiring event from 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 4, at the Plumbers and Pipefitters Local 501 hall, 1295 Butterfield Road, Aurora.

Attachment12/11/2013 2:27 PMNo presence informationUnderfanger, Amanda Veteran Hiring Event in Aurora for Northern Illinois12/26/2013 1:58 PMNo presence informationUnderfanger, AmandaVeteran Hiring Event in Aurora for Northern IllinoisVeteran Hiring Event in Aurora for Northern Illinois26News and Announcements
  
9/23/2013No

​ESAB meeting agenda for September 24, 2013. This agenda conforms to the requirements of Section 2.02 of the Illinois Open Meetings Act (5 ILCS 120/02).

Attachment12/11/2013 2:29 PMNo presence informationUnderfanger, Amanda Employment Security Advisory Board Meeting - September 201312/26/2013 1:59 PMNo presence informationUnderfanger, AmandaEmployment Security Advisory Board Meeting - September 2013Employment Security Advisory Board Meeting - September 201327News and Announcements
  
9/19/2013No

​Illinois added 5,900 private sector jobs in August and the unemployment rate was unchanged at 9.2 percent, according to preliminary data released today by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) and IDES.

Attachment12/11/2013 2:34 PMNo presence informationUnderfanger, Amanda Private Sector Adds 5,900 Jobs in August12/26/2013 2:00 PMNo presence informationUnderfanger, AmandaPrivate Sector Adds 5,900 Jobs in AugustPrivate Sector Adds 5,900 Jobs in August28News and Announcements
  
9/18/2013No

​Federal officials looking to engage younger Veterans and quickly return them to civilian employment chose to pay for an innovative social media program by IDES.

Attachment12/11/2013 2:37 PMNo presence informationUnderfanger, Amanda IDES Chosen for Veteran Employment Initiative1/24/2014 10:59 AMNo presence informationUnderfanger, AmandaIDES Chosen for Veteran Employment InitiativeIDES Chosen for Veteran Employment Initiative29News and AnnouncementsNo
  
8/28/2013No

​The IDES Ottawa office will be honored by the American Legion as the nation's best provider of employment services to Veterans.

Attachment12/11/2013 2:45 PMNo presence informationUnderfanger, Amanda American Legion Chooses IDES’ Ottawa Office12/26/2013 2:02 PMNo presence informationUnderfanger, AmandaAmerican Legion Chooses IDES’ Ottawa OfficeAmerican Legion Chooses IDES’ Ottawa Office32News and Announcements
  
8/28/2013No

​Please be advised that the first Economic Data Task Force public hearing is scheduled to be held on Wednesday, September 4th, 2013, at 1:30 PM in the video conference rooms located at 33 South State Street, 9th floor (Chicago) and 607 East Adams Street, 9th floor (Springfield).

12/11/2013 2:54 PMNo presence informationUnderfanger, Amanda Economic Data Task Force Agenda12/11/2013 3:27 PMNo presence informationUnderfanger, AmandaEconomic Data Task Force AgendaEconomic Data Task Force Agenda33News and Announcements
  
8/26/2013No
IDES offices will be closed Monday, Sept. 2, in observance of Labor Day.
Attachment12/11/2013 3:34 PMNo presence informationUnderfanger, Amanda IDES Offices Closed Sept. 2 to Observe Labor Day12/26/2013 2:03 PMNo presence informationUnderfanger, AmandaIDES Offices Closed Sept. 2 to Observe Labor DayIDES Offices Closed Sept. 2 to Observe Labor Day34News and Announcements
  
8/25/2013No

​Learn about the latest initiatives of the Illinois Department of Employment Security in our online newsletter.

12/11/2013 3:35 PMNo presence informationUnderfanger, Amanda Individuals - IDES Newsletter for August - Getting Back to Work12/11/2013 3:35 PMNo presence informationUnderfanger, AmandaIndividuals - IDES Newsletter for August - Getting Back to WorkIndividuals - IDES Newsletter for August - Getting Back to Work35News and Announcements
  
8/25/2013No

​Read about TaxNet, SIDES, and other IDES initiatives in the monthly IDES newsletter.

12/11/2013 3:37 PMNo presence informationUnderfanger, Amanda 12/11/2013 3:37 PMNo presence informationUnderfanger, AmandaEmployers August Newsletter - Improving EconomyEmployers August Newsletter - Improving Economy36News and Announcements
  
8/22/2013No

​July local unemployment rates fell in seven of 12 metro areas, according to preliminary data released today by IDES.

Attachment12/11/2013 3:38 PMNo presence informationUnderfanger, Amanda July Local Unemployment Falls in Seven Metros12/26/2013 2:04 PMNo presence informationUnderfanger, AmandaJuly Local Unemployment Falls in Seven MetrosJuly Local Unemployment Falls in Seven Metros37News and Announcements
  
8/15/2013No

​Illinois added 7,100 private sector jobs in July and the unemployment rate was 9.2 percent, according to preliminary data released today by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) and IDES.

Attachment12/11/2013 4:16 PMNo presence informationUnderfanger, Amanda Private Sector Adds 7,100 Jobs in July12/26/2013 2:04 PMNo presence informationUnderfanger, AmandaPrivate Sector Adds 7,100 Jobs in JulyPrivate Sector Adds 7,100 Jobs in July38News and Announcements
  
7/25/2013No

​June local unemployment rates fell in eight of 12 metro areas, according to preliminary data released today by IDES. Not seasonally adjusted data compares June 2013 to June 2012.

Attachment12/11/2013 4:20 PMNo presence informationUnderfanger, Amanda Unemployment Rate Falls in Most Areas Compared to Last Year1/24/2014 11:00 AMNo presence informationUnderfanger, AmandaUnemployment Rate Falls in Most Areas Compared to Last YearUnemployment Rate Falls in Most Areas Compared to Last Year39News and AnnouncementsNo
  
7/21/2013No

​Learn about the latest initiatives of the Illinois Department of Employment Security in our online newsletter.​

12/11/2013 4:38 PMNo presence informationUnderfanger, Amanda Individuals - IDES Newsletter for July - Interview tips that work12/11/2013 4:38 PMNo presence informationUnderfanger, AmandaIndividuals - IDES Newsletter for July - Interview tips that workIndividuals - IDES Newsletter for July - Interview tips that work40News and Announcements
  
7/21/2013No

​Read about business tools, helping Veterans, and other IDES initiatives in the monthly IDES newsletter.

12/11/2013 4:39 PMNo presence informationUnderfanger, Amanda Employers July Newsletter - Use SIDES to save money12/11/2013 4:40 PMNo presence informationUnderfanger, AmandaEmployers July Newsletter - Use SIDES to save moneyEmployers July Newsletter - Use SIDES to save money41News and Announcements
  
7/18/2013No

​Illinois added 9,000 private sector jobs in June and the unemployment rate inched upward to 9.2 percent, according to preliminary data released today by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) and IDES.​

Attachment12/11/2013 4:41 PMNo presence informationUnderfanger, Amanda Illinois adds 9,000 Private Sector Jobs in June12/26/2013 2:06 PMNo presence informationUnderfanger, AmandaIllinois adds 9,000 Private Sector Jobs in JuneIllinois adds 9,000 Private Sector Jobs in June42News and Announcements
  
7/15/2013No

​A new internet exchange will make it easier and more efficient to protest unemployment insurance claims, identify potential fraud and protect the money used to pay unemployment benefits, IDES said today.

Attachment12/11/2013 5:12 PMNo presence informationUnderfanger, Amanda SIDES to Fight Fraud, Protect Taxpayers, Save Money12/26/2013 2:07 PMNo presence informationUnderfanger, AmandaSIDES to Fight Fraud, Protect Taxpayers, Save MoneySIDES to Fight Fraud, Protect Taxpayers, Save Money43News and Announcements
  
7/3/2013No

​Individuals and business owners out of work as a direct result of severe rain storms and flooding between April 16 and May 5 might be eligible for federal disaster unemployment assistance.

Attachment12/12/2013 9:36 AMNo presence informationUnderfanger, Amanda Federal Disaster Assistance to Help Unemployed12/26/2013 2:08 PMNo presence informationUnderfanger, AmandaFederal Disaster Assistance to Help UnemployedFederal Disaster Assistance to Help Unemployed45News and Announcements
  
6/27/2013No

​May local unemployment rates fell in eight of 12 metro areas compared to last year, according to preliminary data released today by the Illinois Department of Employment Security (IDES).

Attachment12/12/2013 10:48 AMNo presence informationUnderfanger, Amanda Unemployment Drops in Most Areas Compared to Last Year12/12/2013 10:52 AMNo presence informationUnderfanger, AmandaUnemployment Drops in Most Areas Compared to Last YearUnemployment Drops in Most Areas Compared to Last Year46News and Announcements
  
6/20/2013No

​The unemployment rate fell to 9.1 percent in May and Illinois businesses added 11,800 private sector jobs, according to preliminary data released today by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) and IDES.

Attachment12/12/2013 11:08 AMNo presence informationUnderfanger, Amanda May Unemployment Rate Falls to 9.1 Percent12/26/2013 2:09 PMNo presence informationUnderfanger, AmandaMay Unemployment Rate Falls to 9.1 PercentMay Unemployment Rate Falls to 9.1 Percent47News and Announcements
  
6/15/201312/31/2014No

10/28/13 - ​Read about lower taxes for most businesses, Veterans' business program to help Veterans, and other IDES initiatives in the monthly IDES newsletter.​

10/31/2013 3:05 PMNo presence informationHamilton, Bruce Employers Newsletter - Lower Taxes for Most Businesses in 20142/10/2017 2:44 PMNo presence informationHamilton, BruceEmployers Newsletter - Lower Taxes for Most Businesses in 2014Employers Newsletter - Lower Taxes for Most Businesses in 20145
  
6/14/2013No

​The June 2013 Employment Security Advisory Board (ESAB) meeting will be held June 18th at 2:30 p.m. The agenda is available online.

Attachment12/12/2013 11:11 AMNo presence informationUnderfanger, Amanda Employment Security Advisory Board Meeting - June 201312/26/2013 2:10 PMNo presence informationUnderfanger, AmandaEmployment Security Advisory Board Meeting - June 2013Employment Security Advisory Board Meeting - June 201348
  
6/14/2013No

​Learn about the latest initiatives of the Illinois Department of Employment Security in our online newsletter.

12/12/2013 11:13 AMNo presence informationUnderfanger, Amanda Individuals - IDES Newsletter for June12/12/2013 11:14 AMNo presence informationUnderfanger, AmandaIndividuals - IDES Newsletter for JuneIndividuals - IDES Newsletter for June49News and Announcements
  
6/14/2013No

​Read about SIDES E-Response, creating a TaxNet account, and other IDES initiatives in the monthly IDES newsletter.​

12/12/2013 11:16 AMNo presence informationUnderfanger, Amanda 12/12/2013 11:16 AMNo presence informationUnderfanger, AmandaEmployers June NewsletterEmployers June Newsletter50News and Announcements
  
6/13/2013No

​The Social Security Retirement (SSR) Pay Task Force meeting was held Thursday, June 20th at 1:00 pm. The agenda and meeting documents are available online.

12/12/2013 11:30 AMNo presence informationUnderfanger, Amanda Social Security Pay Task Force Meeting Information12/12/2013 11:30 AMNo presence informationUnderfanger, AmandaSocial Security Pay Task Force Meeting InformationSocial Security Pay Task Force Meeting Information51News and Announcements
  
6/11/2013No

​Individuals and business owners out of work as a direct result of severe rain storms and flooding between April 16 and May 5 might be eligible for federal disaster unemployment assistance, IDES said today.

Attachment12/12/2013 11:35 AMNo presence informationUnderfanger, Amanda Federal Disaster Assistance to Help Unemployed12/26/2013 2:11 PMNo presence informationUnderfanger, AmandaFederal Disaster Assistance to Help UnemployedFederal Disaster Assistance to Help Unemployed52News and Announcements
  
6/6/2013No

​Weekly unemployment insurance benefits to the long-term unemployed will be reduced 16.8 percent as a result of federal sequestration's across-the-board budget cuts.

Attachment12/12/2013 11:37 AMNo presence informationUnderfanger, Amanda Officials Reduce Federal Unemployment Benefits12/26/2013 2:11 PMNo presence informationUnderfanger, AmandaOfficials Reduce Federal Unemployment BenefitsOfficials Reduce Federal Unemployment Benefits53News and Announcements
  
5/24/2013No

​– Individuals and business owners out of work as a direct result of severe rain storms and flooding between April 16 and May 5 might be eligible for federal disaster unemployment assistance ...

Attachment12/12/2013 11:42 AMNo presence informationUnderfanger, Amanda Federal Disaster Assistance to Help Unemployed - Update12/26/2013 2:12 PMNo presence informationUnderfanger, AmandaFederal Disaster Assistance to Help Unemployed - UpdateFederal Disaster Assistance to Help Unemployed - Update54News and Announcements
  
5/23/2013No

​April local unemployment rates fell in nine of 12 metro areas compared to last year, according to preliminary data released today by IDES.

Attachment12/12/2013 12:00 PMNo presence informationUnderfanger, Amanda Unemployment Falls in Most Areas Compared to Last Year12/26/2013 2:13 PMNo presence informationUnderfanger, AmandaUnemployment Falls in Most Areas Compared to Last YearUnemployment Falls in Most Areas Compared to Last Year55
  
5/20/2013No

​Individuals and business owners out of work as a direct result of severe rain storms and flooding between April 16 and May 5 might be eligible for federal disaster unemployment assistance, IDES said today.

Attachment12/12/2013 12:04 PMNo presence informationUnderfanger, Amanda Federal Disaster Assistance to Help Unemployed12/12/2013 12:04 PMNo presence informationUnderfanger, AmandaFederal Disaster Assistance to Help UnemployedFederal Disaster Assistance to Help Unemployed56News and Announcements
  
5/19/2013No

​Learn about the latest initiatives of the Illinois Department of Employment Security in our online newsletter.​

12/12/2013 12:05 PMNo presence informationUnderfanger, Amanda Individuals - IDES Newsletter for May12/12/2013 12:05 PMNo presence informationUnderfanger, AmandaIndividuals - IDES Newsletter for MayIndividuals - IDES Newsletter for May57News and Announcements
  
5/19/2013No

​Read about fighting fraud, how illinoisjoblink.com is getting better, and other IDES initiatives in the monthly IDES newsletter.​

12/12/2013 12:07 PMNo presence informationUnderfanger, Amanda Employers May Newsletter12/12/2013 12:07 PMNo presence informationUnderfanger, AmandaEmployers May NewsletterEmployers May Newsletter58News and Announcements
  
5/16/2013No

​The April unemployment rate fell to 9.3 percent from 9.5 percent in March, according to preliminary data released today by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) and IDES.

Attachment12/12/2013 1:11 PMNo presence informationUnderfanger, Amanda Unemployment Rate Declines to 9.3 Percent12/26/2013 2:14 PMNo presence informationUnderfanger, AmandaUnemployment Rate Declines to 9.3 PercentUnemployment Rate Declines to 9.3 Percent59News and Announcements
  
5/13/2013No

​On May 16, the IDES TeleServe certification number will change to (312) 338-4337 (IDES).

Attachment12/12/2013 1:14 PMNo presence informationUnderfanger, Amanda TeleServe Certification Number to Change1/27/2014 11:28 AMNo presence informationUnderfanger, AmandaTeleServe Certification Number to ChangeTeleServe Certification Number to Change60News and AnnouncementsNo
  
4/25/2013No

​March local unemployment rates increased in seven of 12 metro areas, decreased in four, and were unchanged in one compared to last year, according to preliminary data released today by IDES.

Attachment12/12/2013 1:32 PMNo presence informationUnderfanger, Amanda Seven of 12 Metro Areas See Increase in March Local Unemployment12/26/2013 2:16 PMNo presence informationUnderfanger, AmandaSeven of 12 Metro Areas See Increase in March Local UnemploymentSeven of 12 Metro Areas See Increase in March Local Unemployment62News and Announcements
  
4/18/2013No

​Learn about the latest initiatives of the Illinois Department of Employment Security in our online newsletter.​

12/12/2013 1:43 PMNo presence informationUnderfanger, Amanda Individuals - IDES Newsletter for April12/12/2013 1:43 PMNo presence informationUnderfanger, AmandaIndividuals - IDES Newsletter for AprilIndividuals - IDES Newsletter for April64News and Announcements
  
4/18/2013No

​Read about Hiring Events, the Affordable Care Act, and other IDES initiatives in the monthly IDES newsletter.​

12/12/2013 1:44 PMNo presence informationUnderfanger, Amanda Employers April Newsletter12/12/2013 1:45 PMNo presence informationUnderfanger, AmandaEmployers April NewsletterEmployers April Newsletter65News and Announcements
  
4/18/2013No

​The March unemployment rate was 9.5 percent, unchanged from February, according to preliminary data released today by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) and IDES.

Attachment12/12/2013 2:00 PMNo presence informationUnderfanger, Amanda March Unemployment Rate Holds at 9.5 Percent12/26/2013 2:17 PMNo presence informationUnderfanger, AmandaMarch Unemployment Rate Holds at 9.5 PercentMarch Unemployment Rate Holds at 9.5 Percent66News and Announcements
  
3/28/2013No

​In February, Illinois recorded job growth in five metropolitan statistical areas while declines occurred in seven, according to preliminary data released today by the U.S. Department of Labor and IDES.

Attachment12/12/2013 2:21 PMNo presence informationUnderfanger, Amanda Job Growth, Unemployment Increase in February12/26/2013 2:18 PMNo presence informationUnderfanger, AmandaJob Growth, Unemployment Increase in FebruaryJob Growth, Unemployment Increase in February68News and Announcements
  
3/27/201312/31/2015No

​More than 150 veterans received job offers at the recent Hire Our Heroes Veteran hiring event in Chicago.

Attachment12/12/2013 2:24 PMNo presence informationUnderfanger, Amanda More Than 150 Veterans Hired at Jobs Event2/10/2017 2:00 PMNo presence informationHamilton, BruceMore Than 150 Veterans Hired at Jobs EventMore Than 150 Veterans Hired at Jobs Event69News and AnnouncementsNo
  
3/21/2013No

​Illinois added 12,400 jobs in February, continuing a three-year pattern of job growth that has intensified in the past seven months, according to preliminary data released today by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and IDES.

Attachment12/12/2013 2:56 PMNo presence informationUnderfanger, Amanda Illinois Adds 12,400 Jobs in February12/26/2013 2:20 PMNo presence informationUnderfanger, AmandaIllinois Adds 12,400 Jobs in FebruaryIllinois Adds 12,400 Jobs in February70News and Announcements
  
3/19/2013No

​More than $7.3 million has been collected from 23 businesses because the state now can hold individuals personally liable for purposefully not paying the full amount of the payroll tax that funds unemployment insurance benefits, IDES said today.

Attachment12/12/2013 3:32 PMNo presence informationUnderfanger, Amanda New Law Prompts $7.3 Million from Businesses Late on Taxes that Fund Unemployment Benefits12/26/2013 2:21 PMNo presence informationUnderfanger, AmandaNew Law Prompts $7.3 Million from Businesses Late on Taxes that Fund Unemployment BenefitsNew Law Prompts $7.3 Million from Businesses Late on Taxes that Fund Unemployment Benefits71News and Announcements
  
3/18/2013No

​One of the largest efforts to help Veterans find employment returns to Chicago on Thursday, March 21, 2013 for the Hire Our Heroes hiring event.

Attachment12/12/2013 3:36 PMNo presence informationUnderfanger, Amanda Veteran Hiring Event to Fill Jobs Across Illinois12/26/2013 2:22 PMNo presence informationUnderfanger, AmandaVeteran Hiring Event to Fill Jobs Across IllinoisVeteran Hiring Event to Fill Jobs Across Illinois72News and Announcements
  
3/17/2013No

​Learn about the latest initiatives of the Illinois Department of Employment Security in our online newsletter.​

12/12/2013 3:38 PMNo presence informationUnderfanger, Amanda Individuals - IDES Newsletter for March12/12/2013 3:38 PMNo presence informationUnderfanger, AmandaIndividuals - IDES Newsletter for MarchIndividuals - IDES Newsletter for March73News and Announcements
  
3/17/2013No
12/12/2013 3:39 PMNo presence informationUnderfanger, Amanda Employers March Newsletter12/12/2013 3:39 PMNo presence informationUnderfanger, AmandaEmployers March NewsletterEmployers March Newsletter74News and Announcements
  
3/14/2013No

​January local unemployment rates increased in seven of 12 metro areas, decreased in three, and were unchanged in two compared to last year, according to preliminary data released today by the U.S. Department of Labor and IDES.

Attachment12/12/2013 3:52 PMNo presence informationUnderfanger, Amanda January Shows Increase in Jobs, Unemployment12/26/2013 2:22 PMNo presence informationUnderfanger, AmandaJanuary Shows Increase in Jobs, UnemploymentJanuary Shows Increase in Jobs, Unemployment75News and Announcements
  
3/7/2013No

​More people resuming their job search and entering the workforce pushed the January 2013 unemployment rate to 9.0 percent.

Attachment12/12/2013 4:23 PMNo presence informationUnderfanger, Amanda January Unemployment Rate at 9.0 Percent12/26/2013 2:23 PMNo presence informationUnderfanger, AmandaJanuary Unemployment Rate at 9.0 PercentJanuary Unemployment Rate at 9.0 Percent76News and Announcements
  
2/25/2013No

​New monthly wage reports will help stop individuals from illegally collecting unemployment insurance benefits while working because officials will have the most up-to-date wage information available ...

Attachment12/12/2013 4:36 PMNo presence informationUnderfanger, Amanda New Monthly Wage Reports to Fight Fraud in Unemployment, Medicaid, and Affordable Care Programs12/26/2013 2:25 PMNo presence informationUnderfanger, AmandaNew Monthly Wage Reports to Fight Fraud in Unemployment, Medicaid, and Affordable Care ProgramsNew Monthly Wage Reports to Fight Fraud in Unemployment, Medicaid, and Affordable Care Programs78News and Announcements
  
2/15/201310/28/2013No

7/21/2013 - Read about business tools, helping Veterans, and other IDES initiatives in the monthly IDES newsletter.​​

9/19/2013 11:27 AMNo presence informationUnderfanger, Amanda Employers July Newsletter - Use SIDES to save money12/6/2013 10:20 AMNo presence informationUnderfanger, AmandaEmployers July Newsletter - Use SIDES to save moneyEmployers July Newsletter - Use SIDES to save money2
  
2/13/2013No

​In 2012, more than $44 million was recovered from 20,000 people who wrongfully collected unemployment insurance.

Attachment12/12/2013 4:38 PMNo presence informationUnderfanger, Amanda IDES Recovers $44 Million from Unemployment Cheats12/26/2013 2:26 PMNo presence informationUnderfanger, AmandaIDES Recovers $44 Million from Unemployment CheatsIDES Recovers $44 Million from Unemployment Cheats79News and Announcements
  
2/11/2013No

​IDES offices will be closed Tuesday, Feb. 12 and Monday, Feb. 18 in observance of state and federal holidays.

Attachment12/12/2013 4:40 PMNo presence informationUnderfanger, Amanda Employment Security Offices Closed to Honor President Holidays on Feb. 12 and Feb. 1812/26/2013 2:26 PMNo presence informationUnderfanger, AmandaEmployment Security Offices Closed to Honor President Holidays on Feb. 12 and Feb. 18Employment Security Offices Closed to Honor President Holidays on Feb. 12 and Feb. 1880News and Announcements
  
1/28/201312/31/2014No

​Electronic applications for unemployment insurance benefits and illinoisjoblink.com now are available in Spanish and Polish, IDES said today.

Attachment12/12/2013 4:45 PMNo presence informationUnderfanger, Amanda Spanish, Polish, Translations Added to Unemployment Insurance Applications and Illinoisjoblink.com2/10/2017 2:51 PMNo presence informationHamilton, BruceSpanish, Polish, Translations Added to Unemployment Insurance Applications and Illinoisjoblink.comSpanish, Polish, Translations Added to Unemployment Insurance Applications and Illinoisjoblink.com82News and Announcements
  
1/25/201312/31/2014No

​December local unemployment rates fell in nine of 12 metro areas in Illinois, increased in one, and were essentially unchanged in two compared to last year, according to preliminary data released today by the U.S. Department of Labor and IDES.

Attachment12/12/2013 4:58 PMNo presence informationUnderfanger, Amanda Local Unemployment Rates Fall in Most Areas of Illinois2/10/2017 2:51 PMNo presence informationHamilton, BruceLocal Unemployment Rates Fall in Most Areas of IllinoisLocal Unemployment Rates Fall in Most Areas of Illinois83News and Announcements
  
1/23/201312/31/2014No

​IDES Director Jay Rowell issued the following statement today after acting U.S. Attorney Gary S. Shapiro's office announced criminal charges alleging unemployment insurance fraud.

Attachment12/12/2013 5:00 PMNo presence informationUnderfanger, Amanda IDES Director Jay Rowell Statement Following Federal Indictment of 32 Defendants for $874,000 in Unemployment Insurance Fraud2/10/2017 2:51 PMNo presence informationHamilton, BruceIDES Director Jay Rowell Statement Following Federal Indictment of 32 Defendants for $874,000 in Unemployment Insurance FraudIDES Director Jay Rowell Statement Following Federal Indictment of 32 Defendants for $874,000 in Unemployment Insurance Fraud84News and Announcements
  
1/17/201312/31/2014No

​The December 2012 unemployment rate was unchanged at 8.7 percent, according to preliminary data released today by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and IDES.

Attachment12/12/2013 5:16 PMNo presence informationUnderfanger, Amanda December Unemployment Unchanged at 8.7 Percent2/10/2017 2:51 PMNo presence informationHamilton, BruceDecember Unemployment Unchanged at 8.7 PercentDecember Unemployment Unchanged at 8.7 Percent85News and Announcements
  
12/27/2012No

​November local unemployment rates fell in 11 of 12 metro areas in Illinois compared to last year, according to preliminary data released today by the U.S. Department of Labor and IDES.

Attachment12/13/2013 9:27 AMNo presence informationUnderfanger, Amanda Local Unemployment Falls Across Illinois12/26/2013 2:34 PMNo presence informationUnderfanger, AmandaLocal Unemployment Falls Across IllinoisLocal Unemployment Falls Across Illinois87News and Announcements
  
12/20/2012No

​Illinois added +16,400 jobs in November and the unemployment rate fell to 8.7 percent, according to preliminary data released today by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and IDES.

Attachment12/13/2013 11:26 AMNo presence informationUnderfanger, Amanda Illinois Adds 16,400 Jobs and Rate Falls to 8.7 Percent12/26/2013 2:35 PMNo presence informationUnderfanger, AmandaIllinois Adds 16,400 Jobs and Rate Falls to 8.7 PercentIllinois Adds 16,400 Jobs and Rate Falls to 8.7 Percent88News and Announcements
  
12/19/2012No

​A list of public and private programs to assist individuals losing unemployment insurance because the federal Emergency Unemployment Compensation (EUC) program ends Dec. 29 is available at IDES.

12/13/2013 2:30 PMNo presence informationUnderfanger, Amanda Help for Those Losing EUC Unemployment Insurance12/13/2013 2:30 PMNo presence informationUnderfanger, AmandaHelp for Those Losing EUC Unemployment InsuranceHelp for Those Losing EUC Unemployment Insurance89News and Announcements
  
12/17/2012No

​IDES will be closed Tuesday, Dec. 25 and Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2013. Regular office hours of 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. resume on each following day. Although offices will be closed, services will be available at the website. People still will be able to file for first-time unemployment benefits, certify for benefits which is necessary to receive payment, and switch that method of payment to direct deposit.

Attachment12/13/2013 2:32 PMNo presence informationUnderfanger, Amanda Employment Security Offices Closed Dec. 25, Jan.112/26/2013 2:37 PMNo presence informationUnderfanger, AmandaEmployment Security Offices Closed Dec. 25, Jan.1Employment Security Offices Closed Dec. 25, Jan.190News and Announcements
  
12/11/2012No

​An estimated 90,000 people who worked in Illinois will no longer receive unemployment insurance when the federal Emergency Unemployment Compensation program ends Dec. 29, IDES said today.

Attachment12/13/2013 2:34 PMNo presence informationUnderfanger, Amanda Federal Emergency Unemployment Ends for 90,00012/26/2013 2:38 PMNo presence informationUnderfanger, AmandaFederal Emergency Unemployment Ends for 90,000Federal Emergency Unemployment Ends for 90,00091News and Announcements
  
12/6/2012No

​A federal unemployment insurance program beyond the initial 25-week regular state program will expire at the end of 2012, officials with IDES reminded today.

Attachment12/13/2013 2:49 PMNo presence informationUnderfanger, Amanda Federal Emergency Unemployment Ends in December12/26/2013 2:38 PMNo presence informationUnderfanger, AmandaFederal Emergency Unemployment Ends in DecemberFederal Emergency Unemployment Ends in December92News and Announcements
  
12/4/201212/31/2014No

​Area business and civic leaders today joined IDES Director Jay Rowell to praise an employment website tool that links qualified job applicants with businesses that are ready to hire.

Attachment12/13/2013 2:51 PMNo presence informationUnderfanger, Amanda IllinoisJobLink.com Links Qualified Workers with Hiring Employers2/10/2017 2:50 PMNo presence informationHamilton, BruceIllinoisJobLink.com Links Qualified Workers with Hiring EmployersIllinoisJobLink.com Links Qualified Workers with Hiring Employers93News and Announcements
  
11/29/201212/31/2014No

​Individuals who collected unemployment insurance in 2012 can take control of their tax preparation and request the 1099G form electronically.

Attachment12/13/2013 2:54 PMNo presence informationUnderfanger, Amanda 1099G Tax Form Available Electronically2/10/2017 2:50 PMNo presence informationHamilton, Bruce1099G Tax Form Available Electronically1099G Tax Form Available Electronically94News and Announcements
  
11/21/201212/31/2014No

​October local unemployment rates fell in every metro area compared to last year and were at their lowest levels for the month since 2008, according to preliminary data released today by the U.S. Department of Labor and IDES.

Attachment12/13/2013 3:12 PMNo presence informationUnderfanger, Amanda Unemployment Rates Fall in All 12 Metro Areas2/10/2017 2:50 PMNo presence informationHamilton, BruceUnemployment Rates Fall in All 12 Metro AreasUnemployment Rates Fall in All 12 Metro Areas95News and Announcements
  
11/16/201212/31/2014No

​Illinois added +4,800 jobs in October and the unemployment rate held at 8.8 percent for the second consecutive month, according to preliminary data released today by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and IDES.

Attachment12/13/2013 3:34 PMNo presence informationUnderfanger, Amanda Illinois Adds 4,800 Jobs and Rate Holds at 8.8 Percent2/10/2017 2:50 PMNo presence informationHamilton, BruceIllinois Adds 4,800 Jobs and Rate Holds at 8.8 PercentIllinois Adds 4,800 Jobs and Rate Holds at 8.8 Percent96News and Announcements
  
11/13/201212/31/2014No

​November is Career Readiness Month. Educational attainment is the best precursor to employability and life-long learning. That is why IDES provides several programs for students, teachers and adults that build, step-by-step, education and training plans to achieve job readiness and a living wage.

Attachment12/13/2013 3:37 PMNo presence informationUnderfanger, Amanda Life-Long Career Readiness Begins in School2/10/2017 2:50 PMNo presence informationHamilton, BruceLife-Long Career Readiness Begins in SchoolLife-Long Career Readiness Begins in School97
  
10/29/201212/31/2014No

​A new initiative to level the playing field for businesses that lose work to lower bidding companies that purposefully misidentify workers as independent contractors will protect workers and reward companies that follow the law, officials announced today.

Attachment12/13/2013 3:45 PMNo presence informationUnderfanger, Amanda Are You Really an Independent Contractor?2/10/2017 2:50 PMNo presence informationHamilton, BruceAre You Really an Independent Contractor?Are You Really an Independent Contractor?99News and Announcements
  
10/25/201212/31/2014No

​IDES Director Jay Rowell issued the following statement today after Acting U.S. Attorney Gary S. Shapiro's office unsealed criminal charges alleging unemployment insurance fraud.

Attachment12/13/2013 3:47 PMNo presence informationUnderfanger, Amanda Statement Following Federal Indictment Alleging $825,000 in Unemployment Insurance Fraud2/10/2017 2:50 PMNo presence informationHamilton, BruceStatement Following Federal Indictment Alleging $825,000 in Unemployment Insurance FraudStatement Following Federal Indictment Alleging $825,000 in Unemployment Insurance Fraud100News and Announcements
  
10/25/201212/31/2014No

​September local unemployment rates fell in every metro area compared to last year, according to preliminary data released today by the U.S. Department of Labor and IDES.

Attachment12/13/2013 3:59 PMNo presence informationUnderfanger, Amanda September Unemployment Rates Drop in Every Metro Area2/10/2017 2:50 PMNo presence informationHamilton, BruceSeptember Unemployment Rates Drop in Every Metro AreaSeptember Unemployment Rates Drop in Every Metro Area101
  
10/24/201212/31/2014No

​E-mails will be sent to more than 800,000 business leaders and workers to highlight information and services available at the IDES, officials announced.

Attachment12/13/2013 4:01 PM