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Downstate Illinois Still Lagging in Job Growth - Unemployment Rates Continue Falling in All Metro Areas

​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.​

June Jobs in Illinois Decrease -7,500 - Illinois Unemployment Rate Declines to 5.9 percent

​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).

Unemployment Rates Down in All Metro Areas

​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.​

Important Information for State Employees Regarding UI benefits During Budget Impasse

7/15/15 - 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.


 

5/26/15 -  IDES’ Summer Job Central program provides links to resources, websites with summer job listings and a parents' guide to summer work.  Explore internships, volunteering or starting yo​ur own business as ways to gain experience and have fun!  Here’s how to get started: 

Summer Job Central 2015