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December Unemployment Rates Fall in All Metro Areas

​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. 

Unemployment Rate Drops to 6.2 Percent

​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.. 

Metro Unemployment Falls For Eighth Consecutive Month

​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.

Need Your 1099?

2/18/15 - If you collected unemployment insurance in 2014, you will need the 1099-G tax form from IDES to complete both your federal and state tax returns.​

The 1099-G tax form was made available in January 2015, but if you did not register for the email notification, the 1099-G tax form was mailed to your home.

If you have not received your 1099-G, please see the instructions for logging in.  Individuals who created a username and password, but have not used the account within the last 90 days, should create a new password. 

Individuals who have not created a username and password to manage their account will be prompted to do so followed by instructions on how to print the document from IDES' website.