Rockford Job Growth Improving

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Job growth in Rockford is slowing slightly, but still remains among the highest in the state.

The Illinois Dept. of Employment Security says the Rockford area added 1,100 jobs over the past year, dropping the region’s unemployment rate to 5.8%.  Last year, it was 7.4%, that’s the second biggest drop in the state.

This comes despite continuing job losses in the manufacturing sector.

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