Ill. payroll jobs increase record high, Sept. Unemployment up


October 25, 2023

The Illinois Department of Employment Security (IDES) announced today that the unemployment rate increased +0.3 percentage point to 4.4 percent, while nonfarm payrolls increased +9,500 in Sept. to a record high and surpassing the pre-pandemic number of total nonfarm payrolls, based on preliminary data provided by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) and released by IDES. The Aug. revised unemployment rate was 4.1 percent, unchanged from the preliminary Aug. unemployment rate. The Aug. monthly change in payrolls was revised from the preliminary report, from -100 to +3,800 jobs. The Sept...

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