Unemployment up in Most Counties, Down in Cities Across Wisconsin

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- Unemployment rates are up in most Wisconsin counties and down in most major cities.

The latest figures for December from the Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development were released Wednesday.

They show that unemployment rates dropped or remained the same in 27 of the state's 32 largest cities. Racine had the highest unemployment for December at 10.7 percent, followed by Beloit at 9.6 percent.

Unemployment went up in all but 20 of the state's 72 counties last month. Unemployment is highest in Iron County where it sits at 13.3 percent followed by Bayfield County at 11.2 percent.

The statewide unemployment rate last month was 6.2 percent.


Join the Conversation!

To comment, the following rules must be followed:

  • No Obscenity, Profanity, Vulgarity, Racism or Violent Descriptions
  • No Negative Community Comparisons
  • No Fighting, Name-calling, or Personal Attacks
  • Multiple Accounts are Not Allowed
  • Stay on Story Topic

Comments may be monitored for inappropriate content, but the station is under no legal obligation to do so.
If you believe a comment violates the above rules, please use the Flagging Tool to alert a Moderator.
Flagging does not guarantee removal.

Multiple violations may result in account suspension.
Decisions to suspend or unsuspend accounts are made by Station Moderators.
Questions may be sent to comments@wsaw.com.
Please provide detailed information.
All comments must adhere to the WSAW.com discussion rules.

powered by Disqus
WSAW-TV 1114 Grand Ave. Wausau, WI 54403
Copyright © 2002-2014 - Designed by Gray Digital Media - Powered by Clickability 242648931 - wsaw.com/a?a=242648931
Gray Television, Inc.