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Illinois Metro Unemployment Rates Continue Dropping

​5/28/15 - April was the fourteenth month in a row that unemployment rates fell in every metro area in the state compared to a year ago, according to preliminary data released today by the Illinois Department of Employment Security (IDES) and the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). Rates also fell in 101 of Illinois’s 102  counties. Not seasonally adjusted data compares April 2015 with April 2014.​


Date Posted:5/28/2015
April Jobs Increase +4,800 in Illinois

5/21/15 - The Illinois Department of Employment Security (IDES) announced today that Illinois’ unemployment rate in April held steady at 6.0 percent.  The state’s unemployment rate is higher than the national unemployment rate reported for April, which dipped slightly from the prior month to 5.4 percent.  Nonfarm payroll employment gained +4,800 jobs, based on preliminary data released by the Department and the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS).


Date Posted:5/21/2015
Illinois Metro Unemployment Rates Drop; Job Growth Stalls

4/23/15 - March was the thirteenth month in a row that unemployment rates fell in every metro area in the state compared to a year ago, according to preliminary data released today by IDES and the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). Rates also fell in all 102 counties for the twelfth consecutive month and the thirteenth time out of the past fifteen months. Not seasonally adjusted data compares March 2015 with March 2014.​


Date Posted:4/23/2015
March Jobs Decline -1,800 in Illinois

​4/16/15 - The Illinois Department of Employment Security (IDES) announced today that Illinois’ unemployment rate in March held steady at 6.0 percent.  The state’s unemployment rate is slightly higher than the national unemployment rate reported for March, which also was unchanged from the prior month at 5.5 percent.  Nonfarm payroll employment shed -1,800 jobs, based on preliminary data released by the Department and the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS).


Date Posted:4/16/2015
Unemployment Rates Drop in All Metro Areas – Job Growth Uneven

​3/31/15 - ​February was the twelfth month in a row that​ unemployment rates fell in every metro area in the state compared to a year ago, according to preliminary data released today by the Illinois Department of Employment Security (IDES) and the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). Rates also fell in all 102 counties for the eleventh consecutive month and the twelfth time out of the past fourteen months. Not seasonally adjusted data compares February 2015 with February 2014.


Date Posted:3/31/2015
Illinois Employment Security Advisory Board Meeting

​3/27/15 -​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:3/27/2015
February Jobs Increase +13,800 in Illinois

3/24/15 - IDES announced today that Illinois’ unemployment rate in February decreased 0.1 percentage points to 6.0 percent. The state’s unemployment rate is slightly higher than the national unemployment rate reported for February at 5.5 percent. Nonfarm payroll employment gained +13,800 jobs, based on preliminary data released by the Department and the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS).


Date Posted:3/24/2015
Unemployment Rates Continue Dropping in All Metro Areas

3/17/15 - January was the eleventh month in a row that unemployment rates fell in every metro area in the state compared to a year ago, according to preliminary data released today by the Illinois Department of Employment Security (IDES) and the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). Rates also fell in all 102 counties for the sixth consecutive month and the seventh time out of the last eight months. Not seasonally adjusted data compares January 2015 with January 2014.


Date Posted:3/17/2015
Illinois Unemployment Rate Drops to 6.1 Percent

​3/12/15 - IDES announced today that Illinois’ unemployment rate in January decreased 0.1 percentage points to 6.1 percent.  The state’s unemployment rate is slightly higher than the national unemployment rate reported for January at 5.7 percent.


Date Posted:3/12/2015
December Unemployment Rates Fall in All Metro Areas

​1/29/15 - December unemployment rates fell in every metro area in the state. This was the ninth consecutive month that all metro areas reported over-the-year declines in their unemployment rates, according to preliminary data released today by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) and IDES. 


Date Posted:1/29/2015
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