Fitch Rates Illinois Unemployment Fund Building Receipts Bonds 'Aa+'; Outlook Stable
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Illinois Unemployment Rate Falls to 8.9%
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. - Illinois' unemployment rate eased down two- tenths of a percentage point to 8.9 percent last month after adding the most jobs in September and October than in any two-month period since May 2010. But Illinois' jobless rate remained among the highest nationwide. The state's Department of Employment Security reported Friday that 10,300 jobs were added statewide in September...
1,100 Illinois Inmates Receiving Unemployment
CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - State officials say they have found more than 1,100 inmates who they believe improperly collected unemployment benefits totaling more than $2 million while jailed in Illinois sometime in about the last year.
Illinois Unemployment Rate Hits 10%
CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Unemployment in Illinois rose in September for a fifth straight month and hit 10 percent for the first time since August 2010, the state Department of Employment Security said Thursday. The agency blamed the increase on continued weakness in consumer confidence nationwide but noted a sharp drop in construction jobs in September. Industry experts pointed to the state government's ...
Unemployment Up in 11 Illinois Metro Areas
jobless rates Unemployment rates in Illinois metropolitan areas for November 2013 and November 2012: - Bloomington-Normal -- 7.0 percent, 6.1 percent - Champaign-Urbana -- 7.9, 7.1 - Chicago- Joliet-Naperville -- 8.1, 8.3 - Danville -- 11.7, 9.4 - Davenport- Moline-Rock Island -- 6.5, 6.3 - Decatur -- 12.2, 10.1 - Kankakee- Bradley -- 10.7, 9.9 - Lake (IL)-Kenosha (WI) -- 8.0, 7.7 - ...
Unemployment High in Illinois yet Senator Durbin Works to Increase Immigration
WASHINGTON, March 21, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A new analysis from the Center for Immigration Studies finds a bleak unemployment picture in Illinois. Yet Senator Dick Durbin (D-IL) would like to increase competition for jobs in the state. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20120806/MM52838LOGO)
Illinois Leads As One of Top 10 in Nation for Teen Unemployment
According to the new report prepared by the Alternative Schools Network: "Trends In Teen Employment In Chicago, Illinois And The United States," teens have experienced unremitting drops in employment rates and have failed to capture any substantive job growth post Créât Recession.
Announcement Regarding a Change in Eligibility for Unemployment Insurance (UI) Claimants in Alabama, Alaska, Delaware, Illinois, Louisiana, Michigan, Mississippi, Ohio, the Virgin Islands and Wisconsin in the Emergency Unemployment Compensation 2008 (EUC08) Program, and the Federal-State Extended Benefits (EB) Program
Announcement regarding a change in eligibility for Unemployment Insurance (UI) claimants in Alabama, Alaska, Delaware, Illinois, Louisiana, Michigan, Mississippi, Ohio, the Virgin Islands and Wisconsin in the Emergency Unemployment Compensation (EUC08) program, and the Federal-State Extended Benefits (EB) program. The U.S. Department of Labor (Department) produces trigger notices indicating which ...
Unemployment drops across Illinois
Democratic Illinois Perfects Dysfunction ; High Taxes, Debt, High Unemployment and Corporate Welfare
WASHINGTON - After trying to tax Illinois to governmental solvency and economic dynamism, Pat Quinn, a Democrat who has been governor since 2009, now says "our rendezvous with reality has arrived. Actually, Illinois is still reality-averse, so Americans may soon learn the importance of the freedom to fail in a system of competitive federalism.
Illinois Sees Job Growth, but Higher Unemployment
State proposes $12.8 billion for road projects SPRINGFIELD -- The state will have $5 billion of road construction under way in the next fiscal year, officials said while presenting the state's long- term highway improvement plan. Transportation Secretary Gary Hannig said the road work, funded with a combination of mostly state and federal money, with carryovers from previous years, will include $...
Unemployment Rises in 27 States Indiana Flat, Kentucky Up, Illinois Down
WASHINGTON - More than half of U.S. states saw their unemployment rates rise in August, the largest number in six months, as hiring weakened across the country. The jobless rate increased in 27 states last month, the Labor Department said Tuesday. It fell in 13 and was unchanged in 10 states and Washington, D.C. That's worse than the previous month, when the rate increased in only 14 states and...
Unemployment Insurance Extension Available Immediately in Illinois
Aproximadamente 150,000 nuevos residentes de Illinois se beneficiarán inmediatamente de la extensión federal de emergencia del seguro de desempleo, anunció hoy el Gobernador [Rod R. Blagojevich]. Blagojevieh. La legislación garantiza siete semanas adicionales de seguro de desempleo para trabajadores desempleados de Illinois que busquen activamente trabajo. Si se cumple con regulaciones específicas...
For Illinois, the Bills Come Due
After trying to tax Illinois to governmental solvency and economic dynamism, Pat Quinn, a Democrat who has been governor since 2009, now says "our rendezvous with reality has arrived." Actually, Illinois is still reality-averse, so Americans may soon learn the importance of the freedom to fail in a system of competitive federalism. Illinois was more heavily taxed than the five...
New Illinois Unemployment Rate Hits Above National Average
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State's Jobless Rate Falls to 7.5%
CHAMPAIGN - Illinois'unemployment rate fell to 7.5 percent in May, its lowest level since 2008, the state Department of Employment Security said Thursday. The May jobless rate is down from 7.9 percent in April. Illinois still has one of the highest unemployment rates in the country, but the department noted that the state jobless rate has now dropped for three consecutive months.
- Illinois Legislature Approves Unemployment Benefits for Locked-out Employees; Bill is Before Governor for Signature
- Illinois Legislature Approves Unemployment Benefits for Locked-out Employees; Bill is Before Governor for Signature.
- UPL: nonlawyers may represent employers before the IDES, appellate court holds: the Illinois Appellate Court held that nonlawyers who represent employers before the Illinois Department of Employment Security in unemployment benefits hearings aren't engaging in the unauthorized practice of law.
Illinois Building Operator Certification(R) Program Helping Veterans Get Jobs, Save Energy ; Program's Dual Benefits: Train and Employ Veterans and Save Energy for Illinois Businesses
SPRINGFIELD, Ill., Nov. 9, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The State of Illinois is helping its unemployed and underemployed veterans earn the nationally-recognized Building Operator Certification (BOC(R)) and achieve gainful employment through the BOC Veterans Pilot program. This program directly addresses the issue of higher unemployment among Illinois returning veterans which was over 11% in 2011. The...
Illinois Senate: 53rd District I am concerned about the future of our state. Times are tough, unemployment is high, and state spending is out of control. The March 20 primary is approaching, and I am supporting Jason Barickman for the Illinois Senate in the 53rd District. I believe that Jason possesses the kind of leadership our state desperately needs.
Quinn Presents Plan for Illinois
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. - Teasing out his 2014 re-election platform, Gov. Pat Quinn presented his plan Wednesday to reverse Illinois'stubborn unemployment over the next five years in an annual speech falling on the anniversary of the Chicago Democrat inheriting the job he wants to keep. While highlighting the achievements of his five years in office, Quinn focused on issues affecting working families...
Illinois Jobless Rate Rises
CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Illinois' unemployment rate increased for a second straight month in February, spiking to 9.5 percent, the state Department of Employment Security said Thursday. That's the highest unemployment rate seen in the state since 2011 and gives Illinois one of the highest unemployment rates in the country at a time when the national jobs picture is improving. Nationwide unemployment...
Indiana's Jobless Rate Dips to 7.5% ; Kentucky's Rate Up Slightly; Numbers Also Drop in Illinois
Indiana's unemployment rate dropped to 7.5 percent for October, its lowest level since late 2008 as the recession deepened. Data released Friday by the state Department of Workforce Development shows Indiana's jobless rate fell three-tenths of a percentage point for last month. It is now nearly a point lower than the 8.4 percent rate Indiana had in June and July. Kentucky's unemployment...
Illinois Gop Sees Coming Governor's Race As Critical
CHICAGO - It has been a rough time to be a Republican in Illinois. For more than a decade, Democrats have ruled the governor's office and both chambers of the Legislature. After the 2010 elections, they drew new legislative maps favoring Democratic candidates - making it highly difficult for Republicans to win back the state House or Senate for nearly a decade more. That left Illinois...