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Unemployment Rates Drop in All Metro Areas – Job Growth Uneven

​3/31/15 - ​February was the twelfth 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 102 counties for the eleventh consecutive month and the twelfth time out of the past fourteen months. Not seasonally adjusted data compares February 2015 with February 2014.


Date Posted:3/31/2015
Illinois Employment Security Advisory Board Meeting

​3/27/15 -​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).​


Date Posted:3/27/2015
February Jobs Increase +13,800 in Illinois

3/24/15 - IDES announced today that Illinois’ unemployment rate in February decreased 0.1 percentage points to 6.0 percent. The state’s unemployment rate is slightly higher than the national unemployment rate reported for February at 5.5 percent. Nonfarm payroll employment gained +13,800 jobs, based on preliminary data released by the Department and the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS).


Date Posted:3/24/2015
Unemployment Rates Continue Dropping in All Metro Areas

3/17/15 - January was the eleventh 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 102 counties for the sixth consecutive month and the seventh time out of the last eight months. Not seasonally adjusted data compares January 2015 with January 2014.


Date Posted:3/17/2015
Illinois Unemployment Rate Drops to 6.1 Percent

​3/12/15 - IDES announced today that Illinois’ unemployment rate in January decreased 0.1 percentage points to 6.1 percent.  The state’s unemployment rate is slightly higher than the national unemployment rate reported for January at 5.7 percent.


Date Posted:3/12/2015
December Unemployment Rates Fall in All Metro Areas

​1/29/15 - December unemployment rates fell in every metro area in the state. This was the ninth consecutive month that all metro areas reported over-the-year declines in their unemployment rates, according to preliminary data released today by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) and IDES. 


Date Posted:1/29/2015
Unemployment Rate Drops to 6.2 Percent

​1/23/15 - The Illinois unemployment rate decreased 0.2 percentage points to 6.2 percent in December. Nonfarm payroll employment gained +17,100 jobs, according to preliminary data released today by the Bureau of Labor Statistics and IDES.. 


Date Posted:1/23/2015
Metro Unemployment Falls For Eighth Consecutive Month

​12/23/14 - November unemployment rates fell in every metro for the eighth consecutive month and all are at six or seven year lows, according to preliminary data released today by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and IDES. Rates also fell in all 102 counties for the fifth time out of six months.


Date Posted:12/23/2014
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.


Date Posted:12/19/2014
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.


Date Posted:12/15/2014
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