Unemployment Falls Across State

4/24/14 - ​Local unemployment fell in 10 of 12 metropolitan areas in March. In six of the 10, the March rate was at its lowest point since 2008, according to preliminary data released today by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) and IDES. 

March Unemployment Hits Five Year Low

​4/17/14 - The March unemployment rate fell to 8.4 percent, the lowest level since January 2009, according to data released today by the Bureau of Labor Statistics and IDES.

Extending Federal Unemployment Would Help 64,000 Illinois Workers

​4/14/14 - One month later, 64,000 or 86 percent, still were without work, according to an IDES analysis released today.​​

1099G Tax Forms Available

April 2014 - Individuals who have not received their 1099G tax form can obtain it from this website or by calling (800) 244-5631.

Website: Sign in to your account. If you do not have an account, create one. The tax form can be downloaded or printed. If you have trouble downloading the form, consider updating your browser.

(800) 244-5631: The call center will verify your information and mail the form. Hold times average less than 10 minutes. Generally, hold times are greatest early in the week and at the beginning and end of the day.

Individuals who collected unemployment insurance in 2013 will need the 1099G to complete state and local income tax forms.