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Unemployment rate drops in Ogle County

A new report shows that the unemployment rate dropped by nearly 2 percent last month in Ogle County compared to figures in 2011.

September had a jobless rate of 9.7 percent, 1.8 percent lower than the previous year.

Winnebago and Boone Counties along with the city of Rockford also saw their unemployment rate decline by between 1 to 3 percent.

The city of Rockford still has the highest unemployment rate in the state at 12.9 percent.

The jobless rate in Illinois is at 8.8 percent, just over 1 percent lower than in 2011.

1 of the reasons behind the lower numbers was additional jobs in manufacturing along with professional and business services.

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