Unemployment rates in Central Illinois are up more than one percent from last year. But it is better here then many other communities in the state and nation. Peoria's unemployment rate now stands at 6.3 %, better then Illinois and the United States. Part of the resiliency of the Peoria job market is owed to our strong and growing medical community.
The map on the link below shows that Peoria and surrounding areas have a lower unemployment rate then the rest of the State and the Chicago metro area.
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