MSA http://peoriapublicradio.org en 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 Area unemployment jumps significantly from December http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/area-unemployment-jumps-significantly-december <p></p><div>The number of people filing unemployment claims jumped 1.7 percent from December to January. &nbsp;The</div><div>Illinois Department of Employment Security reports the unemployment rate at ten percent in the Peoria Metropolitan Statistical Area. &nbsp;That’s also a nearly one-percent increase from the same time last year. &nbsp;</div><div>Even so 800 more jobs were added from the same time last year due to gains in Educational-Health Services. &nbsp;But the manufacturing and Business Service areas saw declines year-to-year.</div> Thu, 14 Mar 2013 21:33:58 +0000 Alex Rusciano 2477 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Area unemployment jumps significantly from December