Jobless Filings In Region, State Spike Upwards From December To January

(Dodge County) Unemployment in the region spiked upward from December to January. Jobless filings in Dodge County were at 3.1-percent in January, up seven-tenths from the previous month but in-line with the same month one year ago.

Columbia County was also up seven-tenths over the two-month period to 3.2-percent, also the same as last year.

Jefferson County went up nearly a full percentage point to 3.5-percent, one-tenth higher than January of 2018.

Fond du Lac and Washington counties were both up six-tenths from December to January with Fond du Lac at 3-percent and Washington County 2.9-percent.

Last January, Washington County was at 2.9-percent while Fond du Lac County was unchanged.

Green Lake County was up 1.3-percent to 4.6-percent.

Dane County had the lowest unemployment rate in the state at 2.4-percent while Adams County had the highest at 6.8-percent.

In total, 54 counties in the state saw an increase in the jobless rate, which sits at 3-percent even, one percentage point below the national average.