Current Weather

Illinois Joblessness Down and Payrolls Up for June

The state jobless rate for June came in at 4.3%. That’s down from 4.4% in May. Illinois Department of Employment Security spokesperson Sam Salustro says payrolls increased by more than 11 thousand. “In June, we saw job growth remain pretty strong here in Illinois.  We’ve... Read More.

Illinois Payrolls Rise and Unemployment Dips in February

The Illinois Department of Employment Security (IDES) announced today that the unemployment rate decreased by -0.1 percentage point to 4.7 percent in February and nonfarm payrolls increased by +15,200 jobs over-the-month, based on preliminary data provided by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS)... Read More.

Nonfarm payrolls remain 25,600 below prior peak

The Illinois Department of Employment Security (IDES) announced today that the unemployment rate declined -0.2 percentage points to 4.7 percent in April and nonfarm payrolls decreased by -7,200 jobs over-the-month, based on preliminary data provided by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) and... Read More.