Unemployment drops in most Wisconsin cities, counties


August 25, 2016

MADISON Unemployment fell in most of Wisconsin's largest cities and counties last month.

New data the state Department of Workforce Development released Wednesday shows unemployment dropped in 30 of the state's 32 largest cities from June to July. Mount Pleasant and Racine were the only two cities that showed an increase. Racine had the highest unemployment of any city at 7.2 percent, up from 6.9 percent in June.

Unemployment rates also dropped in 71 of the state's 72 counties. Racine County's unemployment rate remained unchanged at 5.5 percent.

Dane County had the lowest unemployment rate at 3 percent. Menominee County had the highest at 8.9 percent.

The local rates aren't seasonally adjusted so they can't be compared to the state unemployment rate, which stood at 4.2 percent in July, unchanged from June but down slightly from 4.6 percent in July 2015.


Associated Press