unemployment http://peoriapublicradio.org en October unemployment up one-percent from 2012 http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/october-unemployment-one-percent-2012 <p></p><div>The number of people filing unemployment claims increased slightly from September to October. &nbsp;The Illinois Department of Employment Security reports the unemployment rate at 8.7 percent in the Peoria Metropolitan Statistical Area. &nbsp;That’s up two-tenths of a percent from September. &nbsp;It’s also a more than one-percent increase from the same time last year.&nbsp;</div><p> Thu, 05 Dec 2013 20:17:00 +0000 Alex Rusciano 15906 at http://peoriapublicradio.org October unemployment up one-percent from 2012 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 Quinn and Daley begin attacks http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/quinn-and-daley-begin-attacks <div>The Illinois gubernatorial primary might be months away, but two top Democratic candidates are already battling it out in public. IPR'S&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">Lauren </span>Chooljian<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> reports.</span></div><div><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Former White House chief of staff Bill Daley has laid out a laundry list of reasons why he thinks Governor Pat Quinn isn’t quote, "up for the job."&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Daley says Quinn hasn’t done enough to fix a backlog of </span>FOID<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> card applications, he accused him of not meeting with the joint pension committee, and says the governor hasn’t done enough to reduce unemployment.</span></p> Wed, 11 Sep 2013 11:54:19 +0000 Lauren Chooljian 11753 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Il Chamber of Commerce President retiring http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/il-chamber-commerce-president-retiring <div>The outgoing head of the Illinois Chamber of Commerce says the state's elected officials are not doing enough to create new jobs ... with one exception. IPR'S Amanda Vinicky reports.&nbsp;</div><div><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">After twelve years as President of the Illinois Chamber of Commerce, Doug Whitley's retiring next year.&nbsp;</span></p><p></p> Fri, 06 Sep 2013 12:22:43 +0000 Amanda Vinicky 11530 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Il Chamber of Commerce President retiring 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 yearly unemployment change jumps 1.5 percent http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/peoria-area-yearly-unemployment-change-jumps-15-percent <p></p><div>The number of people filing unemployment claims increased a half-percent from June to July. The Illinois Department of Employment Security reports the unemployment rate at 9.4 percent in the Peoria Metropolitan Statistical Area. That’s up nearly 1.5 percent from the same time last year. &nbsp;</div><p> Thu, 22 Aug 2013 20:50:34 +0000 Alex Rusciano 10813 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Peoria-area yearly unemployment change jumps 1.5 percent Illinois gets poor marks for cost of doing business in the state http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/illinois-gets-poor-marks-cost-doing-business-state <div>Illinois dropped eleven spots in a national survey of the best places to do business. Business leaders say they're not surprised. IPR’S Amanda Vinicky reports.</div><div><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The CNBC survey ranks Illinois </span>37th<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> overall. But the state gets especially poor marks when it comes to the cost of doing business. Illinois comes in at </span>44th<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> out of 50 states.</span></p></div><div> Mon, 15 Jul 2013 12:04:26 +0000 Amanda Vinicky 8874 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Illinois gets poor marks for cost of doing business in the state 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 Area unemployment down from March, up from last year http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/area-unemployment-down-march-last-year <p>The number of people filing unemployment claims decreased one percent from March to April. &nbsp;The Illinois Department of Employment Security reports the unemployment rate at 7.9 percent in the Peoria Metropolitan Statistical Area. &nbsp;That’s up a half-a-percent from the same time last year. &nbsp;2,600 fewer jobs were added last month compared to April last year. &nbsp;That’s largely due to a temporary layoff in manufacturing jobs. &nbsp;But more than 1,000 jobs were added in educational-health services compared to the same time last year.&nbsp;</p> Thu, 23 May 2013 20:17:57 +0000 Alex Rusciano 6114 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Area unemployment down from March, up from last year Peoria's March unemployment rate rises http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/peorias-march-unemployment-rate-rises <p></p><div>The Peoria area has the third largest not seasonally adjusted March unemployment rates in the state. Eight point nine percent of the regional population reported being unemployed. Not seasonally adjusted data is a comparison of the same month the previous year. The rate increased nearly one percent compared to last March.&nbsp;</div><div> Thu, 25 Apr 2013 21:22:40 +0000 Deborah Oldenkamp 4585 at http://peoriapublicradio.org