Illinois unemployment is just as bad as everywhere else, and getting worse. There is a high concentration of automotive industry jobs as well as Wall Street type finance jobs, as Chicago is home to several stock, derivative, and commodity exchanges. Currently, the IL unemployment rate at 10.3% as of June 2009. It’s not just auto-workers and stock-brokers that are losing their jobs — everybody is getting hit hard.
If you are unemployed in Illinois you can file for unemployment compenation as well as other forms of assistance. But you’re looking for answers to your pressing questions about what to do next, questions like:
- Do I qualify for unemployment insurance?
- How and where do I file for unemployment benefits?
- Unemployment Office Contact Information.