MADISON The unemployment rates dropped in most Wisconsin cites
and counties in
October, according to data from the state Department of
The DWD reported that rates dropped or stayed the same in 29 of
32 largest cities between September and October. Unemployment
remained the same in 55 of the state's 72 counties.
Waukesha County had an unemployment rate of 5.0 percent, down
percent in September and 5.4 percent in August. Waukesha's
of 6.3 percent was down from 6.6 in September and 6.9 in August.
Other county unemployment rates included Brookfield at 5.2,
at 4.6 and New Berlin at 5.0.
Iron County has the highest statewide unemployment rate at 12.1
Menominee County was next at 11.7. Milwaukee County's
unemployment rate was
Racine has the highest unemployment rate at 11.7 percent in
is second at 9.6 percent, and Milwaukee was third at 9.3
The statewide October unemployment rate was 6.5 percent, which
is lower than
the national rate of 7.3 percent.