WIOA 2020 - 2024 Workforce Development Strategic Plan



About the Plan

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The Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) of 2014 requires the Governor of each State to outline a four-year strategy for the State's workforce development system encompassing the following core federal programs: WIOA Title IB, Title II-Adult Education, Title III-Wagner-Peyser, and Title IV-Vocational Rehabilitation Services.

The WIOA Unified State Plan is designed to provide a vision of the Governor's integration of workforce, education and economic development policy and includes principles, goals and strategies to achieve the vision.

The plan includes input from leaders in business, economic development, education and training, workforce development, organized labor, advocates for populations with barriers to employment and experts on economic and labor market information.

The 2020 Unified State Plan was submitted to DOL & DOE and is currently under review.


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State of Illinois WIOA Unified State Plan 2020

State of Illinois
Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act
Unified State Plan for Program Years 2020-2023
(July 1, 2020 - June 30, 2024)

The Unified State Plan for Illinois was initially submitted for the period of 2016-2020, with a new plan currently being submitted for the period of 2020-2024.

The final draft of the 2020 Unified State Plan was prepared under the leadership of the Illinois Workforce Innovation Board with representation of the required partners of the Unified State Plan and may be viewed using the link below. 

The 2020 Illinois WIOA Unified Plan
  • Reader-Friendly Format (PDF)

Attachments A - Z

  • Attachment AA - Executive Order 3 (PDF)
  • Attachment AB - An Action Agenda for Workforce Development and Creation (PDF)
  • Attachment AC - DCEO Illinois Economic Development Plan: A Plan to Revitalize the Illinois Economy and Build the Workforce of the Future (PDF)
  • Attachment A - Public Comments (PDF)
  • Attachment B - Employment Projections (PDF)
  • Attachment C - Labor Force, Employment and Unemployment (PDF)
  • Attachment D - Targeted Populations (PDF)
  • Attachment E - IWIB Strategic Plan (PDF)
  • Attachment F - Quarterly Census of Employment and Wages
  • Attachment G - Illinois Sector Partnership Framework (PDF)
  • Attachment H - State Workforce Board Members (PDF)
  • Attachment I - Interagency Technical Assistance Team (PDF)
  • Attachment J - Governor's Guidelines (PDF)
  • Attachment K - Employment and Economic Opportunity for Persons with Disabilities Recommendations Report (PDF) Attachment L - Local Workforce Area Designation (PDF)
  • Attachment M - Illinois Workforce Innovation Board Process for System-Wide Policy Development (PDF)
  • Attachment N - Illinois Regional Planning Guides (PDF)
  • Attachment O - Regional Planning Data (PDF)
  • Attachment P - One-Stop Center Accessibility Compliance Checklist (PDF)
  • Attachment Q - Methods of Funds Distribution (PDF)
  • Attachment R - Local Workforce Area Map (PDF)
  • Attachment S - Local Workforce Area and Regional Planning Area Map (PDF)
  • Attachment T - Organizational Charts (PDF
  • Attachment U - Policy Documents (PDF)
  • Attachment V - State of Illinois Framework for Integrated Business Services (PDF)
  • Attachment W - Economic Development Region (EDR) Employment Data (PDF)
  • Attachment X - Illinois Program Year 2020 and 2021 Negotiated Levels of Performance (PDF)
  • Attachment Y - Business and Organized Labor Community Survey Raw Data (PDF)

Illinois Unified State Plan
Tables, Charts, Figures, Maps and Diagrams

The following graphic files, included within the plan, are​ separated below for convenient access.

  • Priority Sectors Methodology Process (PNG)
  • DCEO Economic Development Plan and WIOA Unified State Plan Areas of Interest Crosswalk (PNG)
  • Table 1-Illinois vs. Benchmark States vs. US-Change in GDP, Employment & Earnings over 10 years (PNG)
  • Table 2-Illinois Employment by Major Industry Sector (PNG)
  • Figure 1-Bubble Chart Based on Table 2 (PNG)
  • Map 1-U.S.-All Industries Loc. Quotient, Private Sector Employment (PNG)
  • Map 2-U.S.-All Industries 12 Mo. % Change in Employment, Private Sector Employment (PNG)
  • Map 3-Illinois-All Industries Loc. Quotient, Private Sector Employment (PNG)
  • Map 4-U.S.-Nat. Resources & Mining Loc. Quotient, Private Sector Employment (PNG)
  • Map 5-U.S.-Nat. Resources & Mining 12 Mo. % Change in Employment, Private Sector Employment (PNG)
  • Map 6-Illinois-Nat. Resources Loc. Quotient, Private Sector Employment (PNG)
  • Map 7-U.S.- Construction Loc. Quotient, Private Sector Employment (PNG)
  • Map 8-U.S.- Construction 12 Mo. % Change in Employment, Private Sector Employment (PNG)
  • Map 9-Illinois Construction Loc. Quotient, Private Sector Employment (PNG)
  • Map 10-U.S. Manufacturing Loc. Quotient, Private Sector Employment (PNG)
  • Map 11-U.S. Manufacturing 12 Mo. % Change in Employment, Private Sector Employment (PNG)
  • Map 12-Illinois Manufacturing Loc. Quotient, Private Sector Employment (PNG)
  • Map 13-U.S. Trade, Trans., and Utilities Loc. Quotient, Private Sector Employment (PNG)
  • Map 14-U.S. Trade, Trans. and Utilities 12 Mo. % Change in Employment, Private Sector Employment (PNG)
  • Map 15-Illinois Trade, Trans. and Utilities Loc. Quotient, Private Sector Employment (PNG)
  • Map 16-U.S. Information Loc. Quotient, Private Sector Employment (PNG)
  • Map 17-U.S. Information 12 Mo. % Change in Employment, Private Sector Employment (PNG)
  • Map 18-Illinois Information Loc. Quotient, Private Sector Employment (PNG)
  • Map 19-U.S. Financial Activities Loc. Quotient, Private Sector Employment (PNG)
  • Map 20-U.S. Financial Activities 12 Mo. % Change in Employment, Private Sector Employment (PNG)
  • Map 21-Illinois Financial Activities Loc. Quotient, Private Sector Employment (PNG)
  • Map 22-U.S. Pro. & Business Services Loc. Quotient, Private Sector Employment (PNG)
  • Map 23-U.S. Pro. & Busines Services 12 Mo. % Change in Employment, Private Sector Employment (PNG)
  • Map 24-Illinois Pro. & Business Services Loc. Quotient, Private Sector Employment (PNG)
  • Map 25-U.S. Education & Health Loc. Quotient, Private Sector Employment (PNG)
  • Map 26-U.S. Education & Health 12 Mo. % Change in Employment, Private Sector Employment (PNG)
  • Map 27-Illinois Education & Health Loc. Quotient, Private Sector Employment (PNG)
  • Map 28-U.S. Leisure & Hospitality Loc. Quotient, Private Sector Employment (PNG)
  • Map 29-U.S. Leisure & Hospitality 12 Mo. % Change in Employment, Private Sector Employment (PNG)
  • Map 30-Illinois Leisure & Hospitality Loc. Quotient, Private Sector Employment (PNG)
  • Table 3-Ranking of Sectors by Location Quotient (PNG)
  • Table 4-Illinois Employment by Major Occupational Sector (PNG)
  • Table 5-LEADING Major Industry Sectors Statewide (PNG)
  • Table 6-EMERGING Major Industry Sectors Statewide (PNG)
  • Table 7-MATURING Major Industry Sectors Statewide (PNG)
  • Table 8-Leading, Emerging and Maturing Sectors by Economic Development Region (PDF)
  • Table 9-Sector Ranking with Regional Weighting (PNG)
  • ICAPS Model 1 & 2 (PNG)
  • Migration Table 1-Illinois State to State Population Migration 2014-2018 (PNG)
  • Migration Chart 1-Illinois State to State Population Migration 2014-2018 (PNG)
  • Migration Chart 2-Illinois Net Annual Population Migration 2014-2018 (PNG)
  • Migration Table 2-Illinois Border State Population Migration 2014-2018 (PNG)
  • Migration Table 3-Illinois Migration Destination 2018 (PNG)
  • Migration Tables 4 & 5-Illinois Outmigration to Border States and Warm States 2014-2018 (PNG)
  • Table 10-Working-Age Population and Labor Force Data (PNG)
  • Table 11-Employment Distribution by Industry as a Share of Total Non-Farm Payrolls (PNG)
  • Chart 1-2018 Distribution of Industry IL vs. U.S. and avg. or other Midwest States (PNG)
  • Chart 1b-Alternative Visualization of Selected Industries in Chart 1 (PNG)
  • Chart 2-U.S. Employ Distr. by Industry as Share of Non-Farm Payrolls 2008, 2013, 2018 (PNG)
  • Chart 3-IL Employ Distr. by Industry as Share of Non-Farm Payrolls 2008, 2013, 2018 (PNG)
  • Chart 4-MW Employ. Distr. by Industry as Share of Non-Farm Payrolls 2008, 2013, 2018 (PNG)
  • Table 12-Employment Distribution Change 2008-2018 (PNG)
  • Inflow & Outflow Chart 1 (PNG)
  • Inflow & Outflow Table 1 (PNG)
  • Chart 5-Projected U.S. Employment Growth by Education Requirement - 2016-2026 (PNG)
  • Chart 6-Illinois Median Income by Educational Attainment - 2018 (PNG)
  • Chart 7-Percent of Illinios Population by Educational Attainment - 2000-2018 (PNG)
  • TEGL 19-16 - Priority Population under WIOA (PNG)
  • Chart 8-Target Population Characteristics (PNG)
  • Table 13-Target Population Characteristics (PDF)
  • Table 14-Occupations by Educational Attainment Requirement (PDF)
  • Chart 9-Gap Ratio for IL Jobs with Most Projected Annual Openings by Education Level (PNG)
  • Chart 10-Gap Ratio - Beyond Bachelor's Degree Occupations (PNG)
  • Chart 11-Gap Ratio - Bachelor's Degree Occupations (PNG)
  • Chart 12-Gap Ratio - Associate's Degree Occupations (PNG)
  • Chart 13-Gap Ratio - Post-Secondary Vocational Occupations (PNG)
  • Chart 14-Gap Ratio - Long-Term On-the-Job Training Occupations (PNG)
  • Chart 15-Gap Ratio - Moderate Term On-the-Job Training Occupations (PNG)
  • Table 15-Illinois PY2020 & PY2021 Expected Levels of Performance (PDF)
  • Table 16a-Northeast Region Employment by Industry and Occupational Cluster (PNG)
  • Table 16b-Southwest Region Employment by Industry and Occupational Cluster (PNG)
  • Figure 2a-Major Industry Clusters in the Northeast Region (PNG)
  • Figure 2b-Major Industry Clusters in the Southwest Region (PNG)
  • Chart 16-Illinois Apprenticeship Training Enrollment (PNG)
  • Table 17-Illinois Workforce Innovation Board Membership Roster (PDF)
  • CDL Table 1-WIOA and WIA Funded Commercial Driver's License Training (PNG)
  • CDL Chart 1-Active Commercial Driver's Licenses 2016-2019 (PNG)
  • Table 18 - Work Based Learning Enrollment (PNG)
  • Table 19 - Formula Funded Incumbent Worker Training Activity (PNG)
  • Timeline of Activities-Adult Education and Literacy Act (AELA) (PDF)
  • Program Year 2019 Veterans Performance Goals Baseline (PNG)
  • Table 20-Employ. Status of Illinois Civilian Non-Institutional Pop. 18 yrs and over by Vet. Status (PNG)

Unified State Plan Approvals and Prior Versions

2018 USDOL/USDOE State Plan Approval Letter
On June 20, 2018, the US Departments of Education and Labor, the Rehabilitation Services Administration and the Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services notified Governor Rauner the Illinois Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act Unified State Plan Modification is approved. This update, developed under the leadership of the Illinois Workforce Innovation Board, was the result of months of work by a team comprised of staff from multiple state agencies and partner stakeholders across Illinois. View the approval notification here (PDF). View the WIOA Waiver Notification here (PDF)

2016 USDOL/USDOE State Plan Approval Letter
In June 2016, USDOL and DOE approved the Illinois WIOA Unified State Plan on the condition that certain items be addressed by September 1, 2016. The Illinois response was jointly developed by the WIOA core partners that make up the Governor’s WIOA Interagency Work Group and made available for public comment. The response was approved by the IWIB Executive Committee and submitted to DOL/DOE on August 31, 2016. Download the approval letter (PDF) and the Technical Plan Modification #1 (PDF).

WIOA Plan Submitted 2016
Original WIOA Plan Submitted 2016 (PDF)