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Unemployment drops in most Wisconsin cities, counties

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Associated Press, staff | June 26, 2014

MADISON — Unemployment is down in most Wisconsin cities and counties--including Walworth County--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.

Walworth County's unemployment rate in May was 5.5 percent, down from 5.9 percent in April of this year. In May of 2013, Walworth County's unemployment rate was 6.5 percent.

Dane and Pierce counties were the lowest at 3.8 percent.



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