Thursday, April 25, 2013
4-25-13 unemployment rates down across the state
Unemployment rates dropped in most Wisconsin cities and counties in March. The state Department of Workforce Development reported Wednesday that rates decreased in 31 of the largest cities. They went down in 70 of the 72 counties as well. In the city of Fond du lac the unemployment rate fell from nine to 8.4 percent. The Fond du lac County jobless rate is down from 7.9 to 7.2 percent. The Dodge County unemployment rate stands at 8.2 percent down from 8.9 percent. Unemployment was highest in Racine for the month at 13.3 percent. Caledonia had the lowest rate at 3.9 percent. Menominee County's unemployment rate ranks highest at 14.6 percent. Dane County was the lowest at 5.1 percent. The statewide unemployment rate for March was 7.1 percent.