Employment http://peoriapublicradio.org en Illinois DCEO releases blueprint to attract jobs http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/illinois-dceo-releases-blueprint-attract-jobs <div>&nbsp;</div><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">In the wake of Illinois' slow recovery from the Great Recession, the state's Department of Commerce Economic Opportunity has put together a plan for job growth. &nbsp;</span></p><p> Tue, 01 Jul 2014 23:12:12 +0000 Hannah Meisel 25795 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Illinois DCEO releases blueprint to attract jobs 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