January Unemployment Numbers

Published 03/13 2014 06:55PM

Updated 03/13 2014 07:22PM

Unemployment rates fell in 11 of 12 metro Illinois areas in January, including the Peoria and Bloomington-Normal areas.

However, our area saw the largest loss of jobs in the state.

The January unemployment rate feel .1 of a percent in Bloomington-Normal to 7.7 percent.

The Peoria area fared a bit better, seeing a drop of .3 of a percent dipping below 10 percent.

As for job loss, Bloomington-Normal saw a loss of 2,400 jobs while Peoria lost 3,400.

Officials say the loss reflects a slowdown in global manufacturing demands.

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