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Possible online services disruption due to Internet related outage

A worldwide technology outage is causing disruption to some State of Illinois online systems.  We are aware of this issue and are diligently working on restoration.

Due to a global service outage, you may be unable to access IDES services at this time, including access to your claimant account.

Labor Market Information

Labor Market Information includes employment statistics, unemployment statistics, job forecasts, wages and demographic characteristics. IDES collects, analyzes and disseminates these data in cooperation with the U.S. Department of Labor's Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) and Employment and Training Administration (ETA), and with the U.S. Census Bureau.

Click on the links below for more Labor Market Information:

  • Business Employment Dynamics​
    Set of statistics generated from the Quarterly Census of Employment and Wages that help to provide a picture of the dynamic state of the labor market.
  • Career Information System (CIS)

    A self-directed, no cost, internet-based system that combines a wealth of career, education/training, and labor market information into one comprehensive, easy-to-use resource tool. The CIS portal encourages self-reflection, exploration, research, goal setting, and decision making for lifelong learning.

  • Illinois Labor Market Review​​
    Publication: Online journal providing workforce and labor market analysis and information.
  • Illinois Virtual Labor Market Information​​​ - The Illinois Virtual Labor Market Information System interactively delivers labor market and occupational information and resources, such as local area profiles, industry employment trends, largest employers, average wages, population and employment data, available by geographic area including counties, metropolitan areas, and local workforce areas.
  • Labor Surplus Areas​ - A "Labor Surplus Area" (LSA) must have an average unemployment rate at least 20 percent above the average rate for all states. Labor Surplus Areas are used to direct federal procurement contract money to areas where people are in the most severe economic need.
  • UI Program Data​​
    Provides data collected on individuals currently applying for and those receiving Unemployment Insurance.
  • Where Workers Work - Private sector employment totals for six northeastern Illinois counties, major communities in each of these counties, and ZIP codes within the City of Chicago.
  • Workforce Availability​
    Necessary data to complete Affirmative Action compliance, or EEO reports. Available for all counties and Metropolitan Statistical Areas.

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