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IDES offices will be closed Monday, May 27 for the federal holiday, but you can still certify and apply for benefits and access other online resources!  Please note that benefit payments may take longer to process during this time.  Offices will reopen for regular business hours on Tuesday, May 28.


Welcome to the new home for Illinois Career and Labor Market Information​

LMI Source has now merged into the ​new IDES website. Its contents can be accessed through one of four pathways. Simply select the pathway that best suits your needs.

Begin your career exploration here to find the latest information on occupations, wages, education and training requirements, employment outlook and much more.

  • Access our free career planning applications: Career Information System (CIS), CIS Jr., and CIS Job Seeker.
  • Find information about green jobs and other emerging technologies.
  • View and print our career planning publications and link to other resources for students, parents, and people changing jobs.​

Includes employment statistics, job forecasts, wages and demographic characteristics.

  • Has Labor Market Information for various geographies.
  • Employers can find information on projected employment for occupations and industries and current trends in help wanted ads.
  • Find data to complete Affirmative Action compliance, or EEO reports.​

Has information to help our workforce partners serve their clients better, such as wage information, job training, career planning services and more.

  • Includes links to helpful publications and resources.​

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