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Local unemployment drops in Wisconsin cities, counties

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MADISON — Unemployment rates have dropped between July and August in every Wisconsin county and large city.

The Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development reported the latest figures Wednesday. They show that unemployment rates dropped in each of the 32 largest cities and in all 72 counties between July and August.

Racine has the highest unemployment rate at 6.6 percent, down from 8.3 percent in July. Milwaukee was second highest at 6.4 percent.

Madison had the lowest unemployment rate at 2.7 percent, down from 3.2 percent in July.

Menominee County had the highest unemployment rate for a county at 10.7 percent, followed by Iron County at 7.6 percent.

The statewide unemployment rate in August was 4.5 percent, which is below the national rate of 5.1 percent.


  • edward

    Meanwhile, around 10,200 layoff occurred in the State since the beginning of January. This is without counting the layoffs that go unnoticed because employers only layoff small groups of people at a time.

    Comes to mind the 1200 layoffs by Assurant, the 198 by Johnson Controls, etc. etc. etc.

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