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Veteran Hiring Event Nets 46 On-the-Spot Job Offers

​8/22/2014 - Forty-six on-the-spot job offers were made at this month’s Hiring Our Heroes event in Peoria that was sponsored by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and managed by IDES. The success illustrates how the state’s hiring portal, Illinoisjoblink.com, links employers with qualified workers to grow their businesses and our economy.


Date Posted:8/22/2014
Unemployment Falls in Every Metro for Fourth Consecutive Month

8/21/2014 - July unemployment rates fell in every Illinois metro area for the fourth consecutive month and most are at six year lows, according to preliminary data released today by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) and IDES. Rates also fell in all 102 counties for the second consecutive month. Not seasonally adjusted data compares July 2014 with July 2013.


Date Posted:8/21/2014
July Unemployment Falls to 6.8 Percent

​8/14/14 - The Illinois unemployment rate fell in July for the fifth consecutive month to reach 6.8 percent while employers created 11,200 private-sector jobs, according to preliminary data released today by the Bureau of Labor Statistics and IDES. The data is seasonally adjusted.


Date Posted:8/14/2014
Misclassified Employees Force Taxpayers To Subsidize Costs, Harm Economy

​8/11/14 - Illinois employers wrongly classified nearly 20,000 of their workers as independent contractors rather than full-time employees in 2013, skipping out on more than $250 million in wages and contributions to funds that support laid-off and injured workers.


Date Posted:8/11/2014
204,000 Help Wanted OnLine Ads in July

​8/4/2014 - Illinois employers posted 204,000 help wanted ads on the internet in July and 85 percent sought full-time workers, the Illinois Department of Employment Security said today, citing an independent report. The data is not seasonally adjusted.


Date Posted:8/4/2014
Unemployment Falls in All Metros for Third Consecutive Month

​7/24/14 - June unemployment rates fell in every metro area in the state for the third consecutive month and remain at six year lows, according to preliminary data released today by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) and IDES.


Date Posted:7/24/2014
June Rate Falls to 7.1 Percent as State Adds 6,000 Jobs - Lowest Rate Since October 2008

​​7/17/14 - Chicago – The Illinois unemployment rate fell in June for the fourth consecutive month to reach 7.1 percent while employers created 6,000 jobs, according to preliminary data released today by the Bureau of Labor Statistics and IDES. The data is seasonally adjusted.


Date Posted:7/17/2014
212,000 Help Wanted OnLine Ads in June

​7/8/14 - More than 212,000 help wanted ads for Illinois job openings were posted on the internet in June and 85 percent sought full‑time workers, IDES said today, citing an independent report. The data is not seasonally adjusted.

 

Date Posted:7/8/2014
Unemployment Falls in All Metros for Second Consecutive Month

6/26/14 - ​May unemployment rates fell in every metro area in the state for the second consecutive month and again are at six year lows, according to preliminary data released today by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) and IDES.


Date Posted:6/26/2014
Illinois Employment Security Advisory Board Video/Teleconference Meeting

​6/25/14 - The agenda for the Illinois Employment Security Advisory Board Video/Teleconference Meeting, scheduled for 2pm, Friday, June 27, 2014, is available.


Date Posted:6/25/2014
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