* Still crazy bad…
The U.S. Department of Labor estimates 45,249 new unemployment claims were filed during the week of June 22 in Illinois, according to the DOL’s weekly claims report released Thursday.
While this number is based on advanced estimates, the Illinois Department of Employment Security (IDES) will be releasing a final number later Thursday.
There were 1,427,000 new claims filed across the U.S. last week.
The U.S. Department of Labor estimates 46,005 new unemployment claims were filed during the week of June 15 in Illinois.