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Peoria, Illinois Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Peoria fell 0.0 percentage points in June 2017 to 5.6%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 0.9 percentage points higher than the Illinois rate. The unemployment rate in Peoria peaked in October 2009 at 11.8% and is now 6.2 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 5.6% in May 2017, the unemployment rate has now grown by 0.0 percentage points. You can also compare Peoria unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate June 2017 Month/Month Year/Year
National 4.4% +0.1 -0.5
Illinois 4.7% +0.1 -1.2
Peoria 5.6% 0.0 -0.7
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with June 2017 data as July metro level unemployment data has not yet been released.

Unemployment Rate: Peoria, Illinois, National

Peoria, Illinois monthly unemployment rate chart

Note: Recessions shown in gray.

Peoria, Illinois Unemployed

The number of people unemployed in Peoria peaked in October 2009 at 23,745. There are now 13,573 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. From a recent trough of 10,153 in May 2017, the number of unemployed has now grown by 19. Peoria employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Peoria, Illinois) is also available.

Unemployed Persons June 2017 Month/Month Year/Year
Peoria 10,172 +19 -1,370

Number of Unemployed Persons

Peoria, Illinois Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Illinois
Unemployment Rate
Peoria
Unemployment Rate
Peoria
Unemployed
July
2017
4.3% 4.8%
June
2017
4.4% 4.7% 5.6% 10,172
May
2017
4.3% 4.6% 5.6% 10,153
April
2017
4.4% 4.7% 5.7% 10,498
March
2017
4.5% 4.9% 5.8% 10,679
February
2017
4.7% 5.4% 6.3% 11,493
January
2017
4.8% 5.7% 7.1% 12,899
December
2016
4.7% 5.7% 6.4% 11,566
November
2016
4.6% 5.8% 6.2% 11,284
October
2016
4.8% 5.8% 6.2% 11,388
September
2016
4.9% 5.8% 6.4% 11,673
August
2016
4.9% 5.8% 6.3% 11,626

1. Metro area unemployment rates are now seasonally adjusted. The BLS has started publishing smoothed seasonally adjusted metropolitan area data which makes comparisons to state and national data more relevant than the unadjusted numbers.