Unemployment rate drops in Peoria in August

Sep 25, 2014

The percentage of people looking for jobs in the Peoria area continued to decline year over year.

The Illinois Department of Employment Security is reporting an unemployment rate of 7.7-percent in August. That’s about a two-percent decline from last year.

But the area still lost 35-hundred jobs in the same time period. Job losses took place in Retail Trade and Educational-Health Services. The area added jobs in Wholesale Trade, and Construction.