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Employment and Economic Opportunity for People with Disabilites - Meeting Agenda

​6/26/16 - Employment and Economic Opportunity for People with Disabilites - Meeting Agenda for June 29,2016. 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 Caroline Alamillo at (312) 793-9290 or (888) 340-1007 (TTY/NextTalk).


Date Posted:6/28/2016
Illinois Department of Employment Security Highlights Enhanced Efforts to Help Jobseekers - Implements requirements to better connect job seekers and employers for new claims filed on or after July 17

​6/27/16 - The Illinois Department of Employment Security (IDES) announced today that it is expanding efforts to help individuals who file a claim for Unemployment Insurance (UI) move from unemployment to employment. As part of this effort, the Department will enhance its enforcement of the existing legal requirement for those who file a UI claim to register with the Illinois Employment Service.


Date Posted:6/26/2016
Unemployment Rates Increase in Most Metro Areas

​6/23/16 - A majority of Illinois’ metropolitan (metro) areas experienced increases in their over-the-year unemployment rate and half of the metro areas had increases in nonfarm jobs, according to preliminary data released today by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) and IDES.

“While some metro areas saw job growth, too many didn’t,” said IDES Director Jeff Mays. “Key structural reforms can help the state grow more jobs as we sharpen our efforts to help unemployed job-seekers get back to work.”


Date Posted:6/23/2016
Overall Job Growth Still Lags National Average as Illinoisans Leave Labor Force - Unemployment Rate Remains Among the Highest in the Nation

​6/16/16 - The Illinois Department of Employment Security (IDES) announced today that the unemployment rate in May decreased 0.2 percentage points to 6.4 percent and nonfarm payrolls decreased by -2,500 jobs, based on preliminary data released by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) and IDES. The decrease in Illinois’ unemployment rate is largely due to a decline in the labor force. Job growth is still below the national average, with Illinois -50,300 jobs short of its peak employment level reached in September 2000.


Date Posted:6/16/2016
Illinois Employment Security Advisory Board Video/Teleconference Meeting
The Illinois Advisory Board video/teleconference meeting (PDF​) scheduled for June 16, 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:6/14/2016
Unemployment Rates Increase in All Metro Areas -First time in six years unemployment rate up in every county

​5/26/16 - All metropolitan areas in Illinois experienced over- the-year unemployment rate increases for the third 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:5/26/2016
Illinois Adds 5,400 Jobs; Overall Job Growth Still Below National Average - Unemployment Rate increases to 6.6 %

​5/19/16 - The Illinois Department of Employment Security (IDES) announced today that the unemployment rate in April rose 0.1 percentage points to 6.6 percent and nonfarm payrolls increased by +5,400 jobs, based on preliminary data released by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) and IDES. Illinois remains -43,000 jobs short of its peak employment level reached in September 2000.


Date Posted:5/19/2016
Public Notice: Meeting Agenda - EEO for People with Disabilities

​5/5/16 - This agenda conforms to the requirements of Section 2.02 of the Illinois Open Meetings Act (5ILCS 120/02).
Any individual planning to attend who will need an accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act should notify Caroline Alamillo at (312) 793-9290 or (888) 340-1007 (TTY/NextTalk).


Date Posted:5/5/2016
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
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
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