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Unemployment drops in most Wisconsin cities, counties

Jun. 25, 2014
 
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Unemployment is down in most Wisconsin cities and counties in May.

The state Department of Workforce Development reported Wednesday that unemployment rates in May either decreased or remained the same in 23 of the stateís 32 largest cities. Unemployment rates dropped in 69 of 72 counties and remained unchanged in the other three.

Wisconsinís monthly unemployment rate in May was 5.7 percent, the lowest itís been since October 2008.

Racine had the highest unemployment rate of any city at 9.7 percent, followed by Beloit at 8.9 percent.

Menominee County had the highest rate for any county at 15.1 percent, followed by Iron County at 11.3 percent.

Dane and Pierce counties were the lowest at 3.8 percent.

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