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Unemployment Falls in All Metros for Third Consecutive Month

​7/24/14 - June unemployment rates fell in every metro area in the state for the third consecutive month and remain at six year lows, according to preliminary data released today by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) and IDES.


Date Posted:7/24/2014
June Rate Falls to 7.1 Percent as State Adds 6,000 Jobs - Lowest Rate Since October 2008

​​7/17/14 - Chicago – The Illinois unemployment rate fell in June for the fourth consecutive month to reach 7.1 percent while employers created 6,000 jobs, according to preliminary data released today by the Bureau of Labor Statistics and IDES. The data is seasonally adjusted.


Date Posted:7/17/2014
212,000 Help Wanted OnLine Ads in June

​7/8/14 - More than 212,000 help wanted ads for Illinois job openings were posted on the internet in June and 85 percent sought full‑time workers, IDES said today, citing an independent report. The data is not seasonally adjusted.

 

Date Posted:7/8/2014
Unemployment Falls in All Metros for Second Consecutive Month

6/26/14 - ​May unemployment rates fell in every metro area in the state for the second consecutive month and again are at six year lows, according to preliminary data released today by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) and IDES.


Date Posted:6/26/2014
Illinois Employment Security Advisory Board Video/Teleconference Meeting

​6/25/14 - The agenda for the Illinois Employment Security Advisory Board Video/Teleconference Meeting, scheduled for 2pm, Friday, June 27, 2014, is available.


Date Posted:6/25/2014
Use Resume Builder and Hear the Words “You’re Hired”

6/24/14 - ​A new tool on Illinois’ help wanted job board targets workers who previously did not need a resume to get hired and those who lack confidence with their computer and internet skills, IDES said today.


Date Posted:6/24/2014
May Unemployment Falls to 7.5 Percent and is Lowest Since November 2008

​6/19/2014 - The Illinois unemployment rate fell for the third consecutive month to reach 7.5 percent in May and is at the lowest level since November 2008, according to preliminary data released today by the Bureau of Labor Statistics and IDES. The data is seasonally adjusted.


Date Posted:6/19/2014
IDES Expands Services for Veterans

​6/18/14 -  Recently discharged Veterans and federal employees now can apply for unemployment insurance benefits over the telephone in the latest improvement to modernize the unemployment insurance program, IDES said today.


Date Posted:6/18/2014
Joliet Veteran Hiring Event Nets 75 On-the-Spot Job Offers

6/16/14 - Seventy five on-the-spot job offers were made at a recent Veteran hiring event in Joliet managed by IDES and sponsored by Congressman Bill Foster.


Date Posted:6/16/2014
Veteran Hiring Event Nets 24 On-the-Spot Job Offers

6/12/14 - ​Twenty-four on-the-spot job offers were made at this week’s Veteran hiring event in Southern Illinois managed by theIDES and and sponsored by Congressman Bill Enyart and Shawnee Community College.​


Date Posted:6/12/2014
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