Although IDES offices will be closed on Monday, May 29th for Memorial’ Day holiday, you can still certify and apply for benefits and access other online resources! Please also note that benefit payments may take longer to process during this time. Offices will reopen for regular business hours on Tuesday, May 30th.
Employment projections are available for both industries and occupations. Short-term projections cover a two year period and long-term projections cover a 10 year period.
Economic Development Regions (EDRs), long-term (2018-2028)
Local Workforce Areas (LWAs), long-term (2018-2028)
* The Illinois Department of Employment Security produces both 2-year and 10-year projections. The 10-year (2018- 2028) COVID-impacted employment projections were developed to provide the public with a preliminary assessment of potential long-term structural changes in the Illinois labor market caused by pandemic-induced changes in consumer and firm behavior. The 2-year (2020-2022) employment projections will be made available in Spring 2021 and will also reflect the economic impact of COVID-19 on the Illinois economy.
State of Illinois Industry Employment Projections to 2026
Learn More Earn More - This brochure highlights occupations expected to provide the most job openings each year, organized by education and training requirements.
Winning Job Opportunities - This publication includes a list of occupations for returning citizens, including information on annual openings, wages, and skills.
BLS's Industry - Occupation Employment Matrix - information on occupational distribution within industries
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