Illinois saw the nation’s 8th highest raw unemployment claims for the past four weeks.
PRESS RELEASE from the
ILLINOIS POLICY INSTITUTE
MEDIA CONTACT: Rachel Wittel (312) 607-4977
Illinois saw the nation’s 8th highest raw unemployment claims for the past four weeks
That brings Illinois’ total new jobless claims to 1.24 million since COVID-19 started impacting Illinois’ economy. Nearly 1 in 4 Illinoisans have lost their jobs since then.
“We’re starting to see the negative effects of Illinois’ slow transition to fully reopening the economy on the state’s overall unemployment claims each week. The longer we delay, the more likely we are to suffer a prolonged, deeper contraction.
“The latest U.S. jobs data suggest only one-eighth of all jobs lost across the nation were regained in May, and we still don’t know how many of these losses will become permanent.”
To read more about the economic impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on Illinois’ jobs, visit: illin.is/covidjobless.
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