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Unemployment Rates Increase in All Metro Areas -First time in six years unemployment rate up in every county

​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).

Illinois Adds 5,400 Jobs; Overall Job Growth Still Below National Average - Unemployment Rate increases to 6.6 %

​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.

Public Notice: Meeting Agenda - EEO for People with Disabilities

​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).

New Debit Cards will be sent in June.  Is your address up-to-date?  Sign in to make sure.

   ​​5/12/16 - If you receive your benefit payments on a red IDES MasterCard from Chase, please be aware that your card will be replaced in the near future with a blue IDES MasterCard from KeyBank. To avoid payment interruptions, please make sure your address is up to date. To update your address, sign in or call (800) 244-5631​.​ Questions and Answers about the debit card change.