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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.


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
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).​


Date Posted:12/10/2014
214,000 Help Wanted OnLine Ads in November

12/8/2014 – Illinois employers in November posted 214,000 help-wanted ads on the internet and 85 percent sought full‑time workers, the Illinois Department of Employment Security said today, citing the independent Conference Board report. The data is seasonally adjusted. 


Date Posted:12/8/2014
Economic Growth and Anti-Fraud Programs

​12/1/2014 - Unemployment insurance tax rates will fall or remain at the minimum for most employers in 2015 because the economy is outperforming expectations used in 2011 reform legislation that created tools to prevent waste, fraud and abuse in the temporary assistance program, the Illinois Department of Employment Security said today.


Date Posted:12/1/2014
Unemployment Falls in All Metros for Seventh Consecutive Month

​11/16/14 - October unemployment rates fell in every metro area for the seventh consecutive month and most are at six or seven year lows, according to preliminary data released today by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and the Illinois Department of Employment Security. The rate also fell in 101 counties and was unchanged in Mercer County.


Date Posted:11/26/2014
October Unemployment Unchanged at 6.6 Percent

​11/20/14 - The October unemployment rate in Illinois was 6.6 percent, unchanged from September, and down from 9.1 percent one year ago, according to preliminary data released today by the Bureau of Labor Statistics and IDES.


Date Posted:11/20/2014
211,900 Help Wanted OnLine Ads in October

11/17/14 - ​Illinois employers posted more than 211,900 help wanted ads on the internet in October and 85 percent sought full-time workers, the Illinois Department of Employment Security said today, citing the independent Conference Board report. The data is seasonally adjusted.


Date Posted:11/17/2014
Five Year Prison Sentence for Unemployment Fraud

​11/14/14 -  A Blue Island man was sentenced to five years in prison and ordered to pay $234,000 to the Illinois Department of Employment Security for defrauding the unemployment insurance program. IDES’ anti-fraud efforts initiated the investigation that led to the federal conviction.


Date Posted:11/14/2014
Unemployment Falls in All Metros for Sixth Consecutive Month

​10/23/14 - September unemployment rates fell in every metro area for the sixth consecutive month and most are at six or seven year lows, according to preliminary data released today by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) and IDES. Rates fell in all 102 counties for the fourth consecutive month.


Date Posted:10/23/2014
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