Illinois Unemployment Lowest on Record The Illinois Department of Employment Security (IDES) announced today that the unemployment rate fell to 4.1 percent in August and nonfarm payrolls decreased by -5,200 jobs over-the-month, based on preliminary data provided by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS)... Read More.
The unemployment rate continues to fall according to the latest report from the Illinois Department of Employment Security. Director Jeff Mays says the unemployment rate is down to near record lows across the state. Looking closer at southern Illinois, area employers advertised for about... Read More.
Officials with the Illinois State Police (ISP) announce that the 2016 Thanksgiving holiday travel period experienced the lowest fatality rate since 2011. The Thanksgiving holiday travel period begins the Wednesday before Thanksgiving and concludes at midnight on the Sunday after Thanksgiving. The below chart... Read More.