(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.