Unemployment fell in every Wisconsin city and county last
Department of Workforce Development reported Wednesday that
unemployment dropped in all of the 32 largest cities and in all
72 counties in August compared with July.
County saw its unemployment rate drop from 5.3 percent in July
to 4.6 percent in August. The county continued to have the 47th
highest unemployment rate.
In the city
of Waukesha, the unemployment rate dropped to 5.6 percent in
August from 6.7 percent in July. The city retained its ranking
with the 16th highest unemployment rate.
moved from 5.3 percent in July to 4.9 percent in August. The
city was ranked 23rd highest. New Berlin was 24th at 4.7 percent
and Menomonee Falls was 35th at 4.5 percent.
continues to have the highest unemployment rate at 9.6 percent,
down from 11.3 percent the month before. The second highest is
Milwaukee at 8.3 percent, which is down from 9.4 percent in
County had the highest unemployment among counties at 15.3
percent, down from 18.3 percent the previous month. Dane County
had the lowest at 3.5 percent, down from 4 percent.
overall unemployment rate in July was 5.6 percent, the lowest
it's been since 2008.
-Contributing: Freeman Staff