Governor JB Pritzker double-downed on the work that the state is doing to help those with unemployment. IDES continues to process unemployment claims, about 6x the number of claims of the great recession in 2008 and 2009.
To that end Governor Pritzker announced a new website for connecting residents with jobs.
There are also new ways for unemployed workers to get access to online courses for free.
The Illinois Department of Public Health announced 3,239 new cases of COVID-19 including 138 new deaths which brings the total amount to 87,937 cases including 3,928 deaths in 99 of the 102 counties in Illinois. IDPH tested 22,678 people in the last 24 hours and overall have tested 512,037 people.
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