|Unemployment Insurance||$ 219,687.1||844.2||$ 183,921.4||804.0|
|Employment Service||$ 64,323.6||247.0||$ 46,763.0||204.4|
|Labor Market Information||$ 7,971.1||31.0||$ 5,794.9||25.0|
|$ 107,584.5||N/A||$ 50.0||N/A|
|Totals||$ 399,566.3||1,122.2||$ 236,529.3||1,033.4|
Totals may not add due to rounding.
The Illinois Department of Employment Security's (IDES) mission is to connect our talented workforce to the education, training, and jobs necessary to keep Illinois’ economy strong; produce, analyze, and disseminate labor market information; and ensure that eligible individuals receive the unemployment insurance benefits to which they are entitled. IDES is committed to the integrity of the UI program and will continue to advance internal strategies and leverage national partnerships to strengthen the program.
The Department will continue to provide timely and quality service to job seekers, claimants, and employers. Due to the pandemic, the agency has seen an unprecedented number of unemployment claims and attempted fraudulent claims. IDES has upgraded hardware and software systems to meet this demand and will continue to examine and enhance claims processing systems.
GenTax was upgraded to Version 12 in September 2021. The upgrade provided users with a more responsive interface and a variety of other enhancements such as:
The Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act requires Illinois to have a unified strategic planning process across core workforce programs, to encourage a broader planning scope, and to better align and leverage various agencies’ federal funding streams. It applies a single set of outcome metrics to every federal workforce program under the Act, including Title III/Wagner-Peyser services administered by IDES. The Department plays a key role in reporting to the U.S. Department of Labor on progress under the plan, as well as developing updated strategies over the course of the plan. The Department continues to be the go-to resource for wage, employer, and workforce participation information for all workforce partners in Illinois.
The Department’s Economic Information and Analysis (EI&A) Division is the premier source for statewide and local information on labor markets and workforce outcomes. EI&A also manages the Illinois Career Information System, which provides the most current and reliable career information for everyone from students to adult job-seekers and second-career seniors. Information will be based on customer-driven geographies and made available in a timely manner. The Department is currently reviewing its publications and news releases of these data sets to better inform consumers of the data’s benefits and applications. IDES will expand its automated integrity system to further reduce waste, fraud, and UI abuse. This effort will include a monthly wage records cross-match to ensure that those who have returned to work do not continue to receive benefits; UI overpayments; and recover overpayments into the agency’s modern UI benefits system.