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Data and Statistics

This page is a clearinghouse of all of our Labor Market Information reports and data.

  • Business Employment Dynamics​ - Quarterly data series consisting of gross job gains and gross job loss statistics.

  • Career Information System (CIS) - IDES offers all Illinois residents a variety of comprehensive, free-of-charge career exploration tools to help learn about the world of work, choose a career path and explore education and training.

  • Commuting Patterns - County-to-county worker flow files and other related data, including the mode of transportation to work and the average length of time of a worker's commute.

  • Current Employment Statistics (CES) - Payroll job estimates of Illinois' non-farm industries.

  • Employment Projections - Employment projections for both industries and occupations.

  • Help Wanted Online (HWOL) - Monthly snapshot of the number of seasonally and not seasonally adjusted online job ad openings posted by Illinois employers.

  • Illinois Labor Market Review​ - A labor market information journal, featuring articles on Illinois workforce and careers.

  • 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 Market and Career Information Publications​ - A collection of useful Labor Market and Career Information publications.

  • 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.

  • Legislative District Dashboard​ - The Dashboard contains information on Illinois claimants for regular (non-Federal) unemployment insurance benefits. The reports are organized by legislative district and feature claimant information by education, age, and military status.

  • Local Area Unemployment Statistics (LAUS)​ - Monthly and annual estimates of the labor force, employed, unemployed and the unemployment rate for the State, metropolitan areas, counties and municipalities that have a population of at least 25,000.

  • Local Employment Dynamics​ - Tools to access information about workforce and labor market conditions and quarterly workforce Indicators. Also generate maps and reports showing where workers live and work. At this time, these tools are not compatible with Internet Explorer version 10, but can be accessed using Chrome & other popular browsers.

  • Mass Layoff Statistics - Mass layoffs and closures in Illinois in which at least 50 workers were separated involuntarily by their employer for more than 30 days.

  • Quarterly Census of Employment & Wages (QCEW) - The most comprehensive quarterly count of employment and wages for workers covered under the Illinois Unemployment and Insurance Act and the Federal Unemployment Compensation programs.

  • Targeted Employment Areas/EB-5 Visa Program - Questions and answers about the Federal EB-5 immigrant visa program and Targeted Employment Areas in Illinois.

  • Unemployment Insurance (UI) Program Data - Statistics derived from administrative data collected on individuals currently applying for and those receiving Unemployment Insurance.

  • Wage Information - Occupational Employment and Wage Statistics (OEWS) - Information on entry level, median, and experienced hourly (and annual) wages is available for Illinois, the Metropolitan Statistical Areas (MSAs), Economic Development Regions (EDRs), counties and the Local Workforce Areas (LWAs).

  • ​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 Information - Data to help you in completing your Affirmative Action compliance, or EEO reports, are available for all counties and Metropolitan Statistical Areas.