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Unemployment drops in most Wis. cities, counties

 
Posted Wednesday, June 25th 2014 @ 3pm  by Associated Press

 

MADISON, Wis. (AP) _ 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.

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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