Unemployment rates continued to decline across the country with
Waukesha County’s rate registering at 2.8 percent in September,
while the city of Waukesha’s rate was 2.9 percent.
data released Wednesday by the Department of Workforce Development,
unemployment rates decreased in all areas of Wisconsin in September
2017 when compared to September 2016. The rates ranged from 2.3
percent in Madison to 3.8 percent in Racine.
Mount Pleasant had the largest unemployment declines in September,
compared to last year.
In 30 of
Wisconsin’s 32 largest municipalities, the unemployment rate
remained the same or decreased in September 2017 compared to the
same month last year. The largest over-the-year decline was 1.3
percentage points in Milwaukee and Mount Pleasant, according to the
seasonally adjusted unemployment rate in September for Wisconsin was
3.5 percent, compared to 4.2 percent in September 2016. The national
rate was 4.2 percent in September 2017 and 4.9 percent in September
Milwaukee-Waukesha-Ozaukee-Washington area, the unemployment rate
for last month is 3.4 percent, compared to 4 percent in August and
4.3 percent in September 2016.
unemployment rate dropped to 2.9 percent in September, compared to
3.5 percent in August and 3.4 percent in September 2016. Brookfield’
unemployment rate was a little higher in September at 3.1 percent
and New Berlin’s was 2.9 percent.
Waukesha County had an unemployment rate of 2.8 percent in
September, while Washington County’s was 2.7 percent, Ozaukee County
had a rate of 2.7 percent and Milwaukee County saw a rate of 4