The Illinois Department of Employment Security is set to release the state's latest jobless figures.
The state on Thursday will release the August unemployment rate.
The rate in July was 10.3 percent, down slightly from June.
There were 683,700 people unemployed in July, about 10,000 fewer than in the previous month.
Nationally, the August unemployment rate was 9.6 percent.
Online: Illinois Department of Employment Security: