Local unemployment rates down again in Wisconsin

Posted Wednesday, May 21, 2014 --- 2:13 p.m.

MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- 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.

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.

Copyright 2014: Associated Press


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