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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.​

Illinois Employment Security Advisory Board Meeting June 2015

​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).

May Jobs in Illinois Increase +9,200; Job Growth Still Lagging Behind Other States

​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).

Looking for a job this summer? Check out Summer Job Central.

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