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Unemployment Rates Increased In The State
Friday, December 27th, 2013 -- 10:17 am
Posted by Riley Hebert-News Director


Unemployment rates increased in most Wisconsin counties and in 14 of the largest cities in November.

The state Department of Workforce Development reported Thursday that rates increased in 53 of 72 counties between October and November. Unemployment also went up in 14 of the 32 largest cities.

Racine has the highest unemployment rate at 11.2 percent, followed by Milwaukee and Beloit both at 9.4 percent. Iron County has the highest unemployment rate at 13.2 percent. Menominee County has the second highest at 10.7 percent.

The statewide unemployment rate was 6.3 percent in November, which is less than the national rate of 7 percent.

In Clark County, the unemployment rate rose slightly at 5.4 percent compared to 5.2 percent in October. But it is much better than November of last year when the rate was 6.4 percent.


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