Despite Promises, Failure by Pritzker Administration to Address Unemployment Issues Continue

Despite Promises, Failure by Pritzker Administration to Address Unemployment Issues Continue

Governor Pritzker and his administration’s continued failure to fix the system is beyond unacceptable.

May 11, 2020

Despite Governor Pritzker’s promises that this week would bring new upgrades and improvements to the unemployment filing system, issues continue to wreak havoc on the system preventing Illinoisans from filing their claims. Some Illinoisans have waited more than 8 weeks to file unemployment claims and yet, Governor Pritzker and his administration’s continued failure to fix the system at IDES puts thousands of Illinoisans in an impossible financial situation.

Governor Pritzker and his administration’s continued failure to fix the system is beyond unacceptable. Governor Pritzker continues to make hollow promises and mislead Illinoisans on the status of the unemployment filing system at IDES while he has left countless Illinoisans in impossible situations with many dipping into life savings to buy groceries and pay rent and mortgages. – Kayleen Carlson, executive director of Illinois Rising Action

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