October unemployment up one-percent from 2012

Dec 5, 2013

The number of people filing unemployment claims increased slightly from September to October.  The Illinois Department of Employment Security reports the unemployment rate at 8.7 percent in the Peoria Metropolitan Statistical Area.  That’s up two-tenths of a percent from September.  It’s also a more than one-percent increase from the same time last year. 

The Center for Prevention of Abuse has visited tri-county schools this month to spread awareness of bullying prevention.  October is National Bullying Prevention Month.  Center officials have worked with teachers to host school assemblies, videos and other activities focused on anti-bullying.  Rachel Boudreau is with the Center for Prevention of Abuse.  She says another top focus is talking to students about cyber-bullying: