Illinois official unemployment website is hosted by Illinois of Employment Security. You can find almost all the information you need for your unemployment insurance benefits, from claims online filing, benefits certifying to benefit payment status view and unemployment extension update.
More than unemployment benefits, ides.state.il.us/individual/ also provides employment services, like online job search, re-entry employment services program, legal services and health insurance while unemployed.
Illinois unemployment Rate Instructions
From February, 2008 to May, 2012, Illinois unemployment rate first goes up to its top level and then drops. The best situation of this five-year period is the beginning of 4.3% in April, 2008. On the contrary, the worst time is its top point with 9.2% in June, 2009. Recently, the rate has get down to 6.7% in April 2012.
Illinois Unemployment FAQ
- Who is eligible for Unemployment Insurance?
You must have your job through no fault of your own, have earn wages in insured employment, be available for new work and be actively seeking new work.
- How do I certify for UI benefits online?
The in the mail will inform you when you should first certify for benefits. On the assigned date, go to the IDES website and click the link for “File Certification” in the top-right corner for the online UI services. Select the option “File My Certification” near the bottom of the page and login, then select the option “Claim Certification” and proceed through the questions. Visit to find the information you need.
Illinois Unemployment Useful links
- Illinois Unemployment Insurance –
- Illinois Search for jobs –
- Illinois Career information –
- Illinois Veteran services –
- Illinois Current job openings at IDES and the ways to apply –