Wisconsin Unemployment

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

Wisconsin's unemployment rate increased slightly in June to 4.9 percent.

That increase comes one month after the state saw the unemployment rate drop the most it has in 15 years.

The unemployment rate was 4.8 percent in May.

State labor officials say it is normal for the jobless rate to go up in June because students and recent graduates begin looking for work.

The number of people who were unemployed in Wisconsin was estimated at more than 148,000 in June, up from over 145,000 in May.

The state unemployment rate has declined gradually since hitting an 11-year high of 5.8 percent in February.

The national rate for June was 5.9 percent, up from 5.5 percent in May.

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