Unemployment http://northernpublicradio.org en Mixed News For Illinois' Jobs Picture http://northernpublicradio.org/post/mixed-news-illinois-jobs-picture <p></p><p>Illinois' jobless rate is now at 7.5 percent. It's the third consecutive monthly decrease. And it's at its lowest level since 2008. Fri, 20 Jun 2014 11:14:05 +0000 Mike Moen 49389 at http://northernpublicradio.org Mixed News For Illinois' Jobs Picture Illinois' Jobless Rate Among The Worst In The Nation http://northernpublicradio.org/post/illinois-jobless-rate-among-worst-nation <div style="font-family: Arial; "><p>There are three states tied for the highest unemployment rate in the country: Nevada, Mississippi, and California. Doing better by one-tenth of one percent is Illinois. Mon, 08 Apr 2013 17:23:49 +0000 Brian Mackey 28006 at http://northernpublicradio.org Illinois' Jobless Rate Among The Worst In The Nation New Translations for Benefit Applications http://northernpublicradio.org/post/new-translations-benefit-applications <p>Illinois applications for unemployment benefits are now available online in Spanish and Polish. The translations follow other changes made to help people whose primary language is not English. <a href="http://www.ides.illinois.gov/" target="_blank">The Illinois Department of Employment Security</a> has had requests for more than 60 languages.&nbsp;</p><p></p><p> Tue, 29 Jan 2013 12:13:01 +0000 WNIJ 24676 at http://northernpublicradio.org New Translations for Benefit Applications DeKalb Unemployment Office Closing http://northernpublicradio.org/post/dekalb-unemployment-office-closing <p>The Illinois Department of Employment Security has announced it is closing seven offices and cutting 192 positions. The list of closures includes the DeKalb office. The agency says the decision is due in part because a somewhat improved economy. That has led to fewer unemployment insurance claims.</p><p></p><p> Tue, 15 Jan 2013 12:24:41 +0000 WNIJ 24031 at http://northernpublicradio.org DeKalb Unemployment Office Closing Government jobs loss pushes Illinois unemployment up to 8.9% http://northernpublicradio.org/post/government-jobs-loss-pushes-illinois-unemployment-89 <p>Although Illinois added 800 private-sector jobs in July, a sharp decline in local school jobs brought the net tally to 7,100 fewer positions in July than June. That helped the unemployment rate inch upward 0.2 points to 8.9 percent.</p><p>Seasonally adjusted preliminary data was released today by the <a href="http://www.bls.gov/">U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics</a> and the <a href="http://www.ides.illinois.gov/page.aspx?item=3066">Illinois Department of Employment Security</a> (IDES).</p> Thu, 16 Aug 2012 19:12:01 +0000 WNIJ 16867 at http://northernpublicradio.org Unemployment down, payroll up in Rockford metro http://northernpublicradio.org/post/unemployment-down-payroll-rockford-metro <p>The Rockford metro area unemployment rate fell nearly one percentage point in May&nbsp; to 10.4 percent and payroll employment grew by 3,400 jobs or 2.3 percent, according to preliminary data released today.</p><p>The Illinois Department of Employment Security (IDES) and the U.S. Department of Labor said unemployment fell in eight metro areas, increased in two and essentially was unchanged in two compared to last year, according</p><p>The data comparing May 2012 to May 2011 is not seasonally adjusted. The state unadjusted rate has dropped every month this year.</p> Thu, 21 Jun 2012 20:02:55 +0000 Victor Yehling 13752 at http://northernpublicradio.org State unemployment falls to 8.7% -- lowest since 2009 http://northernpublicradio.org/post/state-unemployment-falls-87-lowest-2009 <p>The April unemployment rate in Illinois fell for the eighth consecutive month to reach8.7 percent, according to federal and state preliminary data released today.</p><p>The last time the unemployment rate was below 8.7 percent was February 2009, when it was 8.5 percent, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and the <a href="http://www.ides.illinois.gov/page.aspx?item=3066">Illinois Department of Employment Security</a>.</p> Thu, 17 May 2012 19:59:11 +0000 Victor Yehling 11889 at http://northernpublicradio.org