State continued unemployment claims remain over 700,000

Pritzker says unemployment security agency continually trying to expand capacity

JERRY NOWICKI | Capitol News Illinois
Posted 6/26/20

SPRINGFIELD — The U.S. Department of Labor released statistics Thursday showing 705,878 Illinoisans received unemployment insurance for the week ending June 20.

While that was a decrease of 4,401 continued unemployment claims overall from the previous week, according to the data, the state still saw 46,005 new initial claims for the week ending June 20, an increase of 1,311 new claims from the previous week.

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