According to not seasonally adjusted data for February, the unemployment rate in Rockford is up, but so are jobs.
The unemployment rate for the Rockford metro area, which includes Winnebago and Boone counties, was 13.4 percent in February 2013, compared to 13 percent in February 2012. However, Rockford also saw the largest increase in jobs in the state, with an increase of 2.2 percent.
The increase in the unemployment rate is due to more people looking for work last month compared to last February.
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