The national unemployment rate is 4.7 percent.
The 5.3 percent rate is down from 5.5 percent in January.
The state's unemployment rate, at 4.7 percent is the same as the national unemployment rate.
A gain of almost 26,000 jobs in February pushed IL past its prior peak employment level, a notable milestone in a state whose economic recovery has lagged much of the nation's.
Santa Barbara County's unemployment rate was 5.5 percent in February, down from 6.0 percent in January. That's up from January 2016 when the jobless figure stood at 6.6 percent.
Last month's biggest gains were made in the government, construction and education and health service sectors.
The state saw a gain of 4,400 private-sector jobs during the month.
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Preliminary data shows the county with a 7.1 percent jobless rate. Since the end of the state's recession in late 2009, the Labor Department said NY added more than one million private sector jobs.
"After the holiday season, which is the timeframe being compared, many companies decrease their temporary employee count, which results in an increase in unemployment numbers", said Pam Carnes, president and CEO of the Cherokee County Chamber of Commerce.
Added to nonfarm employment were 66,100 jobs over the year. But, he added, the state's "slow-growth" economy suggests Connecticut's economic recovery "is clearly becoming more tenuous".
It's also been tough to find employment in industries like manufacturing, where job growth continues to lag and disappoint, especially when compared to surrounding states. It's also down the same tenth of a point since this time previous year despite the state losing several hundred nonfarm jobs, according to new numbers from the state Labor Dept.
The number of unemployed residents dropped to 53,600 in February from 56,900 in January.
Gioia said the reason for the unemployment rate increase was a growing labor force.
Local area unemployment data are not seasonally adjusted.