Rochester's unemployment rate has some people cringing.
The latest numbers for January show an increase to 9.1-percent.
Compare that with a year ago at the same time when the rate was at 8.7 percent.
Numbers like this were seen during the recession in 2010.
But those helping people find work, like at The Employment Store in Rochester, say they aren't seeing a lack of jobs.
They have been very busy over the last few months. The employment agency says they see Rochester area company's hiring.
The Employment Store says they're hopeful the economy is improving.
"We need to hire more people ourselves and I think it's a pretty good indication that our economy is starting to turn around and hopefully that unemployment number starts to go down," said Brian Harding, VP Marketing for The Employment Store.
"I think it is definitely inflated. I think people who are unemployed are don't have the qualifications for that job or they are not searching for those green jobs or developing jobs," said Kyle Mason, who is looking for work.
Rochester's unemployment is better than the overall state rate of 9.4 percent.