Over 25,000 jobless claims filed in Illinois last week amid COVID-19 pandemic

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CHICAGO (TUSEN) – The US Department of Labor estimates that 25,327 new jobless claims were filed during the week of July 12 in Illinois, according to the DOL’s weekly claims report released Thursday.

While that number is based on advanced estimates, the Illinois Department of Employment Security (IDES) will release a final number later Thursday.

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Illinois estimated claims are among A total of 419,000 complaints filed across the country last week.

There was 22,004 new jobless claims were filed during the week of July 5 in Illinois.

There were 20,464 new unemployment claims filed during the week of June 28 in Illinois.

There were 20,460 new unemployment claims filed during the week of June 21 in Illinois.

There were 23,317 new jobless claims filed during the week of June 14 in Illinois.

There were 27,812 new jobless claims filed during the week of June 7 in Illinois.

There were 29,231 new jobless claims filed during the week of May 31 in Illinois.

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There were 23,516 new unemployment claims filed during the week of May 24 in Illinois.

There were 19,218 new jobless claims filed during the week of May 17 in Illinois.

17,530 new jobless claims were filed during the week of May 10 in Illinois.

There were 18,355 new jobless claims filed during the week of May 3 in Illinois.

There was 15,134 new jobless claims were filed during the week of April 26 in Illinois.

There was 17,141 new unemployment claims filed during the week of April 19 in Illinois.

During the week of April 12, 15,248 new jobless claims were filed in Illinois.

here, 18,986 new jobless claims were filed during the week of April 5 in Illinois.

There were 16,182 new jobless claims filed during the week of March 29 in Illinois.

There were 14,189 new jobless claims filed during the week of March 22 in Illinois.

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During the week of March 15, 15,595 new jobless claims were filed in Illinois.

There were 71,175 new jobless claims filed in Illinois during the week of March 8.

TUSEN 2 has tracked the number of people in Illinois who filed for unemployment each week to capture the economic impact of the crisis. The analysis found that more than 3.3 million people filed for unemployment with the Illinois Department of Employment Security (IDES) in the past year alone.

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57,483 new jobless claims were filed during the week of March 1 in Illinois.

There were 68,383 new jobless claims filed during the week of February 15 in Illinois.

IDES reported that 62,369 people filed for unemployment during the week of Feb. 8 in Illinois.

There were 40,008 new jobless claims filed during the week of Feb. 1 in Illinois.

There were 95,481 new unemployment claims filed during the week of January 18 in Illinois.

There were 95,472 new jobless claims filed during the week of Jan. 11 in Illinois.

There were 94,944 new jobless claims filed during the week of Jan. 4 in Illinois.

There were 45,387 new jobless claims filed during the week of Dec. 27 in Illinois.

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There were 110,486 claims filed in Illinois the week of December 20.

There were 145,054 new jobless claims filed statewide in the week of December 13.

Illinois reported 138,359 jobless claims during the week of December 6.

There were 107,616 new jobless claims filed in Illinois the week of November 29.

74,131 new jobless claims were filed statewide the week of November 22.

IDES had to face constant difficulties in fulfilling claims during the pandemic. TUSEN 2 spoke to four IDES employees in May. For the first time, these workers offered insight into the challenges that IDES employees face on a daily basis in getting thousands of new jobless claims processed, as well as the factors they believe contribute to the reasons why so many did not receive their benefits.

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TUSEN 2 has extensively reported on the rise in unemployment in Illinois and neighboring states during the coronavirus pandemic.

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