IL Weekly Jobless Claims Decrease Significantly

Illinois unemployment lines got a lot shorter last week. The Illinois Department of Employment Security says 15-thousand-595 new claims were filed the week of March 15th, marking a significant decrease from the previous week of 71-thousand-175. Nationwide, jobless claims have fallen to a pandemic-era low, with 684-thousand first-time claims filed last week, which is 97-thousand fewer than the previous week.