Peoria Public Radio News
2:25 pm
Thu March 13, 2014

Unemployment rate fell in January

The number of people filing unemployment claims decreased year over year. The Illinois Department of Employment Security reports the January unemployment rate at 9.8 percent in the Peoria Metropolitan Statistical Area. That’s down slightly from 10.1 percent the same time last year. 

About 34-hundred fewer jobs were added last month compared to last January. That’s largely due to declines in professional-business service, manufacturing and transportation-warehousing. About 600 jobs were added in Education-Health Services.