Illinois Department of Employment Security http://peoriapublicradio.org en State unemployment rate drops while Peoria jobs decline http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/state-unemployment-rate-drops-while-peoria-jobs-decline <div><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The unemployment rate in June fell in every metro area in the state for the third month in a row. </span></div><p> Thu, 24 Jul 2014 19:17:42 +0000 Alex Rusciano 26973 at http://peoriapublicradio.org State unemployment rate drops while Peoria jobs decline Unemployment rate declines in the Peoria area http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/unemployment-rate-declines-peoria-area <div>The Peoria Metropolitan area is joining the rest of the state in seeing declines in the unemployment rate.</div><div> Thu, 22 May 2014 18:45:37 +0000 Denise Molina 23736 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Unemployment rate declines in the Peoria area August unemployment down from July, but up year-over-year http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/august-unemployment-down-july-year-over-year <div>Unemployment claims for the greater Peoria Metropolitan Statistical Area were down July to August. But year to year unemployment grew.</div><div> Thu, 26 Sep 2013 19:37:09 +0000 Tanya Koonce 12525 at http://peoriapublicradio.org August unemployment down from July, but up year-over-year Governor defends record of job creation http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/governor-defends-record-job-creation <div>Illinois' unemployment rate last month was the second-highest in the country. More than nine-percent of people looking for work couldn't find it. &nbsp;IPR'S Amanda Vinicky reports.</div><div><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The job market improved in parts of Illinois; unemployment fell in seven of the state's 12 metro areas. &nbsp;That includes Champaign-Urbana, the Metro East and Springfield.&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">But other regions saw sharp hikes, including in Danville, Decatur and Peoria. &nbsp;Each of those regions saw unemployment rates rise by more than a percentage point.</span></p> Fri, 23 Aug 2013 11:23:55 +0000 Denise Molina 10847 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Governor defends record of job creation Peoria area unemployment rate increases in June http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/peoria-area-unemployment-rate-increases-june <div>Temporary layoffs in the manufacturing sector are taking a toll on the area’s unemployment rate. The Illinois Department of Employment Security reports eight-point-eight percent of people living in the Metropolitan Statistical Area filed unemployment claims in June. That’s up nearly one-percent from the same time last year. It’s also an increase from the rate in May.&nbsp;</div><div> Thu, 25 Jul 2013 19:28:10 +0000 Denise Molina 9425 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Peoria area unemployment rate increases in June Slight drop in area unemployment http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/slight-drop-area-unemployment <p></p><p>The area’s unemployment rate dropped slightly from April to May. But the rate is up nearly one percent from last May.&nbsp; The Illinois Department of Employment Security reports 7.8 percent of people living in the Metropolitan Statistical Area filed unemployment claims in May. Thu, 27 Jun 2013 20:13:03 +0000 Orko Manna 8026 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Slight drop in area unemployment