Peoria Metropolitan Statistical Area http://peoriapublicradio.org en 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 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