WAUKESHA ó The number of people
unemployed declined in all of Wisconsinís 33 largest cities in
February, according to data released Thursday by the Department of
The largest decreases occurred in Greenfield, Manitowoc and West
Allis by 0.8 percent.
West Bendís rate decreased by 0.1 percent to 3 percent compared to
January and 0.2 percent compared to February 2018.
In Waukesha, it also dropped 0.1 percent for a total of 2.9 percent
in February compared to 3 percent in January and 3.2 percent last
Milwaukee had a little more significant decline in February ó ending
with a rate of 3.9 percent. The cityís rate was 4.2 percent in
January and 4.4 percent in February 2018.
According to the DWD, preliminary February 2019 unemployment rates
declined in all 12 metro areas over the year. The Green Bay metro
area declined by 0.6 percent, the largest over the year decrease of
all 12 metro areas.
For the Milwaukee-Waukesha-Ozaukee-Washington counties metro area,
the rate was 3.2 percent in February, compared to 3.4 percent in
January and 3.6 percent in February 2018.
Preliminary February 2019 unemployment rates declined or stayed the
same over the year in 68 of Wisconsinís 72 counties, according to
Waukesha County had an unemployment rate of 2.7 percent last month,
compared to 2.9 percent in January and 3.1 percent in February 2018.
For Washington County, the unemployment rate was 2.7 percent in
February, compared to 2.9 percent in January and 3.1 percent last
Milwaukee County recorded an unemployment rate of 3.5 percent in
February, 3.8 percent in January and 4 percent in February 2018. In
Ozaukee County, the rate was 2.6 percent last month, 2.7 percent in
January and 2.8 percent in February 2018.