The Illinois Department of Employment Security said 15,595 Illinois workers filed initial claims for regular unemployment benefits during the week that ended March 20. And while that number would normally be considered high, it was down 78% from the week before.
SPRINGFIELD — The number of non-farm jobs decreased over-the-year in all 14 Illinois metropolitan areas in January, according to preliminary data released Thursday by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) and the Illinois Department of Employment Security (IDES).
From Monday through Wednesday, a “limited number” of recipients were locked out of their accounts with the Illinois Department of Employment Security, which prevented them from certifying their unemployment status, a critical step to getting paid, according to spokeswoman Rebecca Cisco.
SPRINGFIELD — Representatives of the Illinois Department of Employment Security on Wednesday testified before the Senate Labor Committee about fraudulent claims, continued delays in responding to unemployment applicants and a multibillion dollar deficit in the fund that pays out benefits.
SPRINGFIELD — First-time unemployment claims in Illinois dropped sharply in the last week of January as most regions in the state slowly began reopening following the latest wave of the COVID-19 pandemic.
SPRINGFIELD — The number of non-farm jobs decreased over-the-year in all 14 Illinois metropolitan areas in August, with five metro areas at record low payrolls for that month, according to preliminary data released Thursday by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and the Illinois Department of Employment Security.
SPRINGFIELD — The state has identified more than 120,000 instances of fraud in its unemployment system since March, approximately 114,000 of which targeted the federal Pandemic Unemployment Assistance program that has been ripe for exploitation nationwide, according to the FBI.
SPRINGFIELD — A hearing in downstate Rep. Darren Bailey’s lawsuit challenging the governor’s authority to issue consecutive executive orders was not held Friday as scheduled.
The Quad-Cities local economy added about 3,000 jobs between April and May.
SPRINGFIELD — The Illinois Department of Employment Security announced Friday it will notify 32,483 claimants whose personal information might have been viewed because of a “glitch” in the newly-launched Pandemic Unemployment Assistance portal.
SPRINGFIELD — The Illinois Department of Employment Security has confirmed that a new online portal that processes claims for federal Pandemic Unemployment Assistance briefly allowed public access to applicants’ personal information, including Social Security numbers.
As the region continued to add jobs last month, the Illinois Quad-Cities' unemployment rate rose slightly to 3.9%
The Illinois Quad-Cities' unemployment rate remained unchanged at 4.8 percent in February.
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