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Local unemployment rates down again in Wisconsin

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MADISON, Wis. (WXOW) - The Department of Workforce Development reports that preliminary unemployment rates dropped in all but two counties in April.

DWD reported Wednesday that unemployment dropped in all of the state's 32 largest cities between March and April.

The only counties where unemployment increased were Menominee and Iron. Dane County has the lowest unemployment rate at 3.8 percent.  La Crosse County was fifth lowest.  The unemployment rate dropped from 5.2 % in March to 4.4% in April. Other area counties include Trempealeau-12th, Monroe-17th, Vernon-27th, and Jackson-50th.

On the city side, La Crosse's unemployment rate fell from 6.1% in March to 5.3% in April.

Racine maintained the highest unemployment rate of any major city in Wisconsin at 10.2 percent. It was followed by Beloit at 9.2 percent unemployment and Milwaukee at 8.4 percent. Those three had the highest rates in April 2013.

The state's overall seasonally adjusted rate is 5.8 percent. That is the lowest it's been since October 2008.

The national unemployment rate is 6.3 percent.

 

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