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Create Job Seeker Account

Enter your SSN to check if you have an existing account. If you have an existing account, do not create a new account. Using your existing account will help avoid potential issues that could result in denial or delay of receiving your unemployment benefits.

Legal Notice

The Department will not record or store your SSN if you enter it to search for an existing IJL account. If you provide your SSN when creating a registration, it will be maintained in a secure and confidential manner as prescribed by State and Federal law.

This notice is provided to you in accordance with the Privacy Act of 1974 (5 U.S.C. 552a, Historical and Statutory Notes). The request for your SSN is made under the Illinois Department of Employment Security’s authority to administer the State of Illinois’ unemployment insurance program, 820 ILCS 405.

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    1. Please enter your Social Security number again for confirmation unless you indicate you are declining to provide it.

    Account Information

  1. Your username must be between 6 and 20 characters and cannot contain spaces or special characters.

  2. Your password must be between 8 to 20 characters and can include letters, numbers, and special characters.

  3. Profile Information

  4. Enter your phone number, including extension if available, as ###-###-####x####.

  5. A notification will be sent to the email address with confirmation instructions.

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