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Employment and Economic Opportunity for People with Disabilities (EEOFPWD) Meeting March 1, 2017

​2/23/17 - 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).

Unemployment Rates Fall in All Metro Areas - Unemployment Rates Remain Higher than National Average in All 14 Illinois Metro Areas

​1/26/17 - All of Illinois’ metropolitan (metro) areas experienced declines in their over-the-year unemployment rate. Eight of the metro areas had increases in nonfarm jobs and six reported declines, according to preliminary data released today by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) and IDES.

“Overall job growth continues to lag behind the national average,” said IDES Director Jeff Mays. “We’re adding jobs at a slower pace now than we were at the beginning of 2016.”

Unemployment rate increases to 5.7% in December - Largest nonfarm payroll drop of the year

​1/20/17 - IDES announced today that the unemployment rate in December inched up +0.1 percentage points to 5.7 percent and nonfarm payrolls decreased by -16,700 jobs over the month, based on preliminary data released by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) and IDES.

“Nonfarm payrolls reflect the job market and this kind of drop is troubling, to say the least,” said IDES Director Jeff Mays. “It’s the largest monthly decline we’ve seen this year and the drop was across most sectors.”

Coming Soon! 

Report and Pay Unemployment Insurance Taxes through MyTax Illinois​​

Starting September 2017, employers will be able to use MyTax Illinois for their unemployment insurance monthly wage reporting, quarterly unemployment insurance report filing, and the contribution payment process.

Many taxpayers already use the secure MyTax Illinois website portal to electronically file and pay taxes with the Illinois Department of Revenue (IDOR). This simple, secure MyTax Illinois experience will soon be extended to employers who file and pay unemployment insurance taxes as well.

Some of the benefits that you can expect to see will include the ability to:

    • Register your new business with IDES and IDOR in one secure location
    • Save time by filing your wage reports and paying your unemployment contributions electronically
    • Make changes to your account information quickly and easily
    • Get immediate online confirmation that reports and payments have been received and processed timely
    • View IDES & IDOR correspondence, account balances and other documents through a secure message center

IDES and IDOR are dedicated to improving the tax experience for employers by offering a secure, proven online system to manage your tax accounts. Keep watching the IDES website for additional information. If you have any questions, please contact the IDES Employer Hotline at 1-800-247-4984. Thank you!

Constance Beard
Director, IDOR

February 2017

Jeffrey D. Mays
Director, IDES

MyTax Illinois