Unemployment down in Wisconsin cities, counties

Posted on Wednesday, August 20, 2014 -- 4:47 p.m.

MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- Unemployment fell in most Wisconsin cities and counties in July.

The state Department of Workforce Development released data Wednesday that shows unemployment rates fell in 22 of the state's 32 largest cities compared with June.

Rates were unchanged in La Crosse, New Berlin and Wausau and rose slightly in Brookfield, Fond du Lac, Kenosha, Milwaukee, Oshkosh, Racine and Superior. Racine had the highest unemployment rate at 11.3 percent followed by Milwaukee at 9.4 percent. Caledonia had the lowest at 3.3 percent.

Unemployment rates fell in 63 of 72 counties, remained unchanged in four counties and rose in five counties. Menominee had the highest unemployment among all the counties at 18.3 percent. Dane County had the lowest at 4 percent.

The state's overall unemployment rate was 5.8 percent.

Copyright 2014: Associated Press


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