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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
19,300 Jobs Push Unemployment Down to 6.6 Percent

​10/17/2014 - The Illinois unemployment rate fell in September for the seventh consecutive month to reach 6.6 percent while employers created +19,300 jobs, according to preliminary data released today by the Bureau of Labor Statistics and IDES. The data is seasonally adjusted.


Date Posted:10/17/2014
212,100 Help Wanted OnLine Ads in September

10/14/14 - ​Illinois employers posted more than 212,100 help wanted ads on the internet in September and 85 percent sought full-time workers, IDES said today, citing the independent Conference Board report. The data is seasonally adjusted.


Date Posted:10/14/2014
More Than 70 Employers Seeking New Hires At Sept. 30 Career Fair in Waukegan

​9/26/14 - State Senator Terry Link (D-Waukegan) and State Representative Rita Mayfield (D-Waukegan) will co-host a community job and resource fair on Sept. 30 in Waukegan.


Date Posted:9/26/2014
Local Unemployment Falls Across State for Fifth Consecutive Month

9/25/14 - ​Unemployment rates in August fell in every metro for the fifth consecutive month and are at six- and seven-year lows, according to preliminary data released today by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) and IDES. 


Date Posted:9/25/2014
13,800 Jobs Pushes Unemployment Down to 6.7 Percent

9/18/14 - ​The Illinois unemployment rate fell in August for the sixth consecutive month to reach 6.7 percent while employers created +13,800 jobs, according to preliminary data released today by the Bureau of Labor Statistics and IDES. The data is seasonally adjusted.


Date Posted:9/18/2014
Illinois Employment Security Advisory Board Agenda - September 12,2014

​9/10/2014 -  Illinois Employment Security Advisory Board Video/Teleconference Meeting - September 12, 2014. 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) 793-9292 or (888) 340-1007 (TTY/Texnet).


Date Posted:9/10/2014
IDVA, IDES and U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation Partner to Put Veterans to Work

9/9/14 - ​Hiring Our Heroes, one of the largest efforts to help Veterans and their family members find employment, returns to Chicago on Thursday, September 18. The U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation, Illinois Department of Veterans Affairs (IDVA) and Illinois Department of Employment Security (IDES) are primary hosts.


Date Posted:9/9/2014
Chicagoland Leads Nation in Help-Wanted Ad Growth

​9/4/2014 - Chicagoland employers published 165,500 help wanted internet ads in August, an increase of 9,400 over July, IDES said today, citing the independent Conference Board. The monthly increase was greater than any metro area in the country.​​


Date Posted:9/4/2014
IDES Opens Employment Center in DuPage County

​8/26/2014 -  IDES opened a new employment center in DuPage County to help residents improve their job-readiness skills and return to work, officials announced.


Date Posted:9/3/2014
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