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Unemployment Falls in All Metros for Sixth Consecutive Month

​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.

19,300 Jobs Push Unemployment Down to 6.6 Percent

​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.

212,100 Help Wanted OnLine Ads in September

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.

Get Hired

October 17, 2014Illinois employers have created nearly 301,000 new jobs since the Recovery came to Illinois in February 2010.

These same employers still need workers. They advertised for more than 212,000 help wanted positions in September. can help you get hired. It is the state’s help wanted internet job board managed by IDES. features Resume Builder and Resunate.


Resume Builder provides step-by-step instructions to create an effective resume which is immediately matched to existing help wanted ads seeking those skills. Resunate scores the resume against a specific help wanted ad and offers suggestions on how to improve the resume before applying for the job. Resunate is freely available to anyone when accessed from an account, regardless of employment status or eligibility for unemployment insurance.