Peoria Public Radio Staff
Peoria Public Radio News
Thu July 24, 2014
State unemployment rate drops while Peoria jobs decline
The Peoria Metropolitan area’s rate dipped to 7.3-percent last month, a nearly two percent decline from the same time last year. But the Illinois Department of Employment Security says last month’s number is up slightly from May.
The number of jobs in the Peoria area also declined by 25-hundred full time positions compared to a year ago.
Losses took place in manufacturing and transportation. Gains were seen in government and construction jobs.