Peoria metro area http://peoriapublicradio.org en Area unemployment rate rises to 10.4 percent http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/area-unemployment-rate-rises-104-percent <p></p><div>&nbsp;&nbsp;The number of people filing unemployment claims increased nearly half-a-percent from January to February. &nbsp;The&nbsp;Illinois Department of Employment Security reports the unemployment rate at 10.4 percent in the Peoria Metropolitan Statistical Area. &nbsp;</div><p> Fri, 29 Mar 2013 00:55:05 +0000 Alex Rusciano 3188 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Area unemployment rate rises to 10.4 percent