State's Unemployment Rate Inches Up

The seasonally adjusted unemployment rate for May is
four-point-seven percent, up two-tenths of a percent from April.

The Department of Workforce Development says nearly 139-thousand
people were unemployed in Wisconsin last month.

May was the 12th straight month in which Wisconsin's seasonally
adjusted unemployment rate was lower than five percent.

The state had about two-point-eight million nonfarm jobs in
May, up 27-thousand from a year ago.

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