Wednesday, June 26, 2013
6-27-13 unemployment rates drop across the state
Unemployment rates dropped in most Wisconsin cities and counties last month. The Dodge County unemployment rate for May is seven percent…down from 7.8 percent. In Fond du Lac County the unemployment rate dropped from 6.8 to 6.4 percent. The city of Fond du lac’s jobless rate fell four tenths of a percent to 7.5 percent. The Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development reported Wednesday that rates dropped in May for 27 out of 32 cities with at least 25,000 residents. All but two of the state's 72 counties had a drop between April and May. Milwaukee County was unchanged at 8.3 percent and Florence County went up from 7.4 percent to 8.4 percent. Beloit had the highest unemployment rate at 11.7 percent followed by Racine at 11.6 percent. Menominee County had the highest rate for any county at 13.8 percent. Statewide unemployment in May was 7 percent compared with 7.6 percent nationwide.