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Region loses jobs, lags behind state

5:24 PM, May 22, 2013
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Marathon County lost 300 jobs between March and April and 800 jobs between April 2012 and this year, according to local unemployment statistics released Wednesday.

The number of Marathon County jobs dropped from 66,200 in March to 65,900 in April, down from 66,700 jobs in April 2012, as unemployment rates remained essentially stagnant in central Wisconsin, according to the state Department of Workforce Development statistics.

Wausau, with a 9.8 percent unemployment rate, still has the fourth-worst rate among the 32 Wisconsin cities with populations of 25,000 or more. The rate ...

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