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Metro Area Job Data Mixed - Unemployment Rates Increase in All Metro Areas

​4/21/16 - All metropolitan areas in Illinois experienced over the year unemployment rate increases for the second consecutive month, according to preliminary data released today by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) and the Illinois Department of Employment Security (IDES).


Date Posted:4/21/2016
Public Notice Regarding the Consent Decree in Welch v. Bowling

​Interested parties have until May 6, 2016, which is 60 days from the date of this Public Notice, to file with the Court written objections to IDES’s motion to amend the Consent Decree to remove the requirement to publish the Complete Reporter. The objection should be filed with the Cook County Circuit Court Clerk’s Office, Daley Center, 50 W. Washington Street, Chicago, IL 60602, located on the seventh floor, using the case caption. For more information...

 

Date Posted:4/19/2016
Illinois Adds 14,700 Jobs; Unemployment Rate Rises to 6.5% - Annual Growth Rate Remains Significantly Below National Average

4/14/16 - The Illinois Department of Employment Security (IDES) announced today that Illinois’ unemployment rate in March rose 0.1 percentage points to 6.5 percent and nonfarm payrolls increased by +14,700 jobs, based on preliminary data released by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) and IDES.


Date Posted:4/14/2016
Unemployment Rates Increase in All Metro Areas - Illinois continues to lag behind nation in job growth despite jobs increase

​3/31/16 - Unemployment rates increased in all of the metro areas compared to last year, according to preliminary data released today by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) and the Illinois Department of Employment Security (IDES). The increase in the unemployment rate in most metropolitan areas is partially due to more people looking for work.


Date Posted:3/31/2016
Department of Innovation and Technology Moves Forward in Transforming Illinois’ Digital Landscape

​3/30/16 - Governor Bruce Rauner and State CIO Hardik Bhatt announced today the Administration is moving forward in the formation of the new Illinois Department of Innovation and Technology (DoIT). The Secretary of the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation (IDFPR) and the Director of the Illinois Department of Corrections (IDOC) also joined the Governor to explain how their respective agencies have started to transform and modernize their departments’ IT systems.


Date Posted:3/30/2016
Illinois Adds 18,100 Jobs; Growth Rate Remains Significantly Below National Average - Unemployment rate rose to 6.4 percent

​3/24/16 - The Illinois Department of Employment Security (IDES) announced today that Illinois’ unemployment rate in February rose 0.1 percentage points to 6.4 percent and nonfarm payrolls increased by +18,100 jobs, based on preliminary data released by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) and IDES.  Nonfarm payrolls recovered from the 2007-2009 recession in February; however Illinois’ average job growth since employment recovery began in January 2010 remains well below the national average.


Date Posted:3/24/2016
Social Engineering/Phishing - Recent cyber attacks against IDES Claimants
3/23/16 - A number of individuals with recently-filed unemployment claims have reported receiving emails or phone calls “from IDES”, or an Employment Advisory Department, requesting personal information from their credit report, use of email links to an “official” application, or with instructions to call the office that describes additional benefits or prizes for filing a timely claim.

Date Posted:3/23/2016
Unemployment Rates Increase in Most Metro Areas

​3/17/16 - Unemployment rates increased in a majority of the metro areas – as did the number of people entering the workforce – indicating many individuals did not find employment, according to preliminary data released today by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) and the Illinois Department of Employment Security (IDES). 


Date Posted:3/17/2016
U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics Revises Jobs Data for All States

​3/15/16 - The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics yesterday released 2015 Benchmarked jobs data for all states and Washington, DC showing Illinois continues to lag behind neighboring states in terms of job growth.  Year-to-year growth in Illinois continues to be anemic. Illinois is one of only three states that has never surpassed its 2000 peak employment levels and remains 80,000 jobs short.


Date Posted:3/15/2016
Illinois Employment Security Advisory Board Video/Teleconference Meeting Agenda

3/14/16 - The Illinois Advisory Board video/teleconference meeting (PDF​) scheduled for March 17, 2016​ 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:3/14/2016
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