The January 2012 Unemployment Rate is Down from January 2011

Peoria MSA’s Jan 2012 unemployment rate is .4% lower than this time last year, a positive indicator to start the year. The Jan 2012 unemployment rate in the Peoria MSA is 9.4%. While this number is up from last month, a higher unemployment rate is typical in January due to the decrease in temporary workers after the holiday season. Visit for more details including a breakdown of individual counties in the region as well as Illinois MSA’s.