Waukesha County was not spared as unemployment numbers
jumped up in cities and counties across Wisconsin in
From May to June, Waukesha County saw its
unemployment rate increase from 4.9 percent to 5.3
percent. Overall, the rate is still well below what it
was last June, when 6.4 percent of Waukesha residents
were without a job. Despite last monthís jump, Waukesha
maintains its rank as having the 19th lowest
unemployment rate among Wisconsinís 72 counties.
city of Waukesha saw a similar jump, going from 6.4
percent in May to a 6.8 percent in June. Even though
nearly one-half of a percent more city residents are
jobless after last month, Waukesha actually moved down
one spot in the state rankings, now sitting with the
14th highest unemployment rate among cities.
Overall, each of Wisconsinís 32 largest cities saw an
increase in its unemployment rate, with Racine topping
the list at 10.4 percent.
Menomonee has the highest jobless rate among counties,
standing at 17.8 percent - up nearly three points from
its 15.2 percent rate in May. Nearby Milwaukee County is
sitting at 7.7 percent, while Dane County has the lowest
rate in the state at 4.2 percent.
Wisconsinís average remains unchanged from May, with 5.7
percent of Wisconsin residents without work, the stateís
lowest rate since 2008.