ROCKFORD (WIFR) – Once again, the Rockford region doesn't have the highest unemployment rate in the state. For the second month in a row, Decatur has the highest unemployment rate in the state.
New jobless numbers out today put us at 13%, which is 1 percent behind Decatur for the month of January.
We're down .2 percentage points from this time last year.
For a complete breakdown of the numbers from the Illinois Department of Employment Security, please see the attached document above.