unemployment rate http://peoriapublicradio.org en 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