Wednesday, June 25, 2014

6-26-14 local unemployment rates down

Unemployment is down in most Wisconsin cities and counties in May.  The state Department of Workforce Development reported Wednesday that unemployment rates in May either decreased or remained the same in 23 of the state's 32 largest cities.  Unemployment rates dropped in 69 of 72 counties and remained unchanged in the other three.  The city of Fond du Lac’s jobless rate in May was six percent…down from 6.3 percent in April.  The Fond du lac County jobless rate fell three tenths of a percent to 5.2 percent.  In Dodge county the May unemployment rate was
5.8 percent…down from 6.2 percent in April.  Wisconsin's monthly unemployment rate in May was 5.7 percent, the lowest it's been since October 2008.  Racine had the highest unemployment rate of any city at 9.7 percent, followed by Beloit at 8.9 percent.  Menominee County had the highest rate for any county at 15.1 percent, followed by Iron County at 11.3 percent.  Dane and Pierce counties were the lowest at 3.8 percent.

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