— The very low unemployment numbers continued for the month of
November around the state at 3 percent, and 2.9 percent for the
Milwaukee, Waukesha, Ozaukee, Washington counties region.
Friday, the Department of Workforce Development released the U.S
Bureau of Labor Statistics data, which indicated that when
comparing November 2018 to November 2017, unemployment rates
declined in 11 of Wisconsin’s 12 metro areas. Racine at 3.1
percent and La Crosse at 2.1 percent were record lows for those
national unemployment rate in November remained unchanged from
October at 3.7 percent.
in November, preliminary unemployment rates declined or stayed the
same in 62 of Wisconsin’s 72 counties when compared to November
County had an unemployment rate of 2.9 in November, up slightly
from October’s 2.8 percent. In Washington County, the
unemployment rate was 2.3 percent in November, down 0.1 percent
from October. Ozaukee County recorded an unemployment rate of 2.3
percent, also down 0.1 percent from October. The unemployment rate
was 3.3 percent in November for Milwaukee County, down from
October’s 3.4 percent rate.
of Wisconsin’s 32 largest cities had a declining unemployment
rate or one that stayed the same compared in November 2018 to
Wisconsin cities either tied or achieved their lowest unemployment
rate for any month on record including Green Bay (2.5 percent),
Manitowoc (2.7 percent), Neenah (2.3 percent) and Racine (3.9
Waukesha County, Brookfield had an unemployment rate of 2.6
percent, Menomonee Falls had a rate of 2.4 percent, New Berlin was
at 2.6 percent and Waukesha had a rate of 2.4 percent.
County’s West Bend had an unemployment rate of 2.4 percent. In
Milwaukee County, Oak Creek had a rate of 2.4 percent, which was
far lower than the city of Milwaukee at 3.7 percent. Franklin had
a rate of 2.6 percent, Wauwatosa’s rate was 2.7 and West Allis
came in at 3.3 percent in November.