Local unemployment rates went down in most major Wisconsin cities,
but increased in most counties between October and November.
Department of Workforce Development released the latest figures on
Wednesday. They show that unemployment rates decreased or stayed the
same in 21 of 32 of the state’s largest cities. But they went up in
48 of 72 counties.
Racine had the
highest unemployment rate in November at 5.4 percent, followed by
Milwaukee at 5.1 percent. Fitchburg’s is the lowest at 2.5 percent
followed by Sun Prairie at 2.6 percent.
In the city of
Waukesha, the November unemployment rate was consistent with
October’s, at 3.2 percent. That’s down 0.5 percent from November
2015’s rate of 3.7 percent. It’s identical to the rate Waukesha
County saw in November, at 3.2 percent. That number is down from the
3.6 percent the county had in November 2015.
County has the highest county unemployment rate at 6.9 percent,
while Dane County is the lowest at 2.7 percent.
unemployment rate in Wisconsin was 4.1 percent in November.
Chris Bucher, Freeman Staff