Unemployment Drops in Stateline

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The Rockford unemployment rate fell from 7.6 to 7.2 percent in April.

Winnebago County's rate went down nearly half a point to 5.6 percent.

Stephenson County noticed a similar drop. Boone County’s unemployment number fell by two full points from March to April. Ogle County is at 5.4 percent.

Increases in construction jobs triggered the drop in numbers..