Peoria sees mixed results in August's unemployment rate

By WEEK Producer

Peoria sees mixed results in August's unemployment rate

September 26, 2013 Updated Sep 26, 2013 at 12:50 PM CDT

CHICAGO, Ill. -- The Illinois Department of Employment Security announced Thursday that Peoria's unemployment rate for August is up from a year ago, but down from last month.

Peoria's August unemployment rate is a reported 8.7 percent, which is up from August 2012's eight percent mark. Peoria's unemployment rate in July was 9.4 percent.

In Bloomington-Normal, August's 7.2 unemployment rate is practically unchanged from 2012's rate of 7.3 percent.

In July, Bloomington-Normal had an unemployment rate of 7.8 percent.