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November Unemployment Falls to 6.4 Percent

​12/18/2014 - Illinois employers added +2,300 jobs in November and the unemployment rate fell to 6.4 percent despite more people looking for work, according to preliminary data released today by the Bureau of Labor Statistics and the Illinois Department of Employment Security. The data is seasonally adjusted.

Sign Up to Be Told When 1099G Tax Form is Available

​12/15/14 - Individuals who collected unemployment insurance in 2014 can take control of their tax preparation and sign up to be notified when the 1099G tax form is available, IDES said today.

Illinois Employment Security Advisory Board Meeting

12/10/14 - ​The Illinois Advisory Board video/teleconference meeting (PDF)​ begins at 10 a.m.  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) 793-9290 or (888) 340-1007 (TTY/Texnet).​

Tax Refund Forms

December 15, 2014 - Unemployment insurance benefits are subject to federal and state income taxes.

The 1099G tax form will be available in January. Sign up today to be emailed when the 1099G tax form will be ready. You can sign up here.

Individuals who have not created a username and password to manage their account will be prompted to do so. Once registered, a notice will be emailed in January with instructions on how to print the document from IDES’ website. 

Last year, making this form available to be printed rather than mailed saved taxpayers $200,000.