Unemployment numbers down across Wisconsin – locally

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Unemployment is down in most Wisconsin cities and counties in May.

The state Department of Workforce Development reported Wednesday that unemployment rates in May either decreased or remained the same in 23 of the state’s 32 largest cities. Unemployment rates dropped in 69 of 72 counties and remained unchanged in the other three.

Wisconsin’s monthly unemployment rate in May was 5.7 percent, the lowest it’s been since October 2008.

Racine had the highest unemployment rate of any city at 9.7 percent, followed by Beloit at 8.9 percent.

Menominee County had the highest rate for any county at 15.1 percent, followed by Iron County at 11.3 percent.

Dane and Pierce counties were the lowest at 3.8 percent.

Local Unemployment Numbers :

This Month(May) Previous Month Last Year
La Crosse 4.2 4.4 5
Richland 5 6.1 5.7
Vernon 4.9 5.8 5.7
Crawford 6.4 7.5 7
Monroe 5.1 5.4 6

 

 

Wisconsin County Unemployment Rates
May 2014
Not Seasonally Adjusted
County Unemp Rate County Unemp Rate
Dane 3.8% Wood 5.9%
Pierce 3.8 Shawano 6.0
St. Croix 3.9 Kenosha 6.1
Pepin 4.0 Jackson 6.2
Calumet 4.1 Washburn 6.3
La Crosse 4.2 Crawford 6.4
Trempealeau 4.2 Marinette 6.5
Lafayette 4.3 Rock 6.5
Grant 4.4 Waushara 6.5
Eau Claire 4.6 Green Lake 6.6
Ozaukee 4.6 Lincoln 6.7
Dunn 4.7 Oconto 6.7
Iowa 4.7 Door 6.8
Sheboygan 4.8 Juneau 6.8
Brown 4.9 Oneida 6.9
Chippewa 4.9 Milwaukee 7.0
Green 4.9 Racine 7.0
Kewaunee 4.9 Marquette 7.1
Vernon 4.9 Rusk 7.1
Waukesha 4.9 Burnett 7.3
Buffalo 5.0 Florence 7.4
Richland 5.0 Langlade 7.4
Monroe 5.1 Adams 7.7
Outagamie 5.1 Forest 7.9
Sauk 5.1 Bayfield 8.1
Washington 5.1 Sawyer 8.1
Fond du Lac 5.2 Vilas 8.1
Portage 5.2 Ashland 8.5
Winnebago 5.2 Iron 11.3
Columbia 5.3 Menominee 15.1
Douglas 5.4
Marathon 5.5 Wisconsin 5.5
Walworth 5.5 Wisconsin * 5.7
Manitowoc 5.6 United States 6.1
Price 5.6 United States * 6.3
Barron 5.7
Clark 5.7 * Seasonally Adjusted
Jefferson 5.7 Source: WI Dept of Workforce Development
Polk 5.7 and US Bureau of Labor Statistics
Taylor 5.7 Local Area Unemployment Statistics
Dodge 5.8 June 25, 2014
Waupaca 5.8 DETI-17241-P (R. 6/2014)

 

 

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