More people were looking for work in February according to the latest jobs report.

The Medicine Hat-Lethbridge region sits at 5.8%, an increase from January’s 5.4%

That marks the third straight month unemployment numbers have risen in the area.

It seems our region is not alone as data indicates all reporting areas in the province showed an increase in February.

Provincially, the jobless rate climbed to 7.3% last month.