11/26/17 – Unemployment in Dodge, Columbia, Fond du Lac and Washington counties was at-or-below 2.5-percent in October. According to figures released this week by the Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development, jobless filings in both Dodge and Columbia counties last month were at 2.4-percent, both down two-tenths. In October of last year, both Dodge and Columbia counties were at 3.2-percent. Fond du Lac County was also at 2.4-percent, after dropping one-tenth over the two-month period. Washington County recorded a 2.5-percent, while Jefferson County had a 2.7-percent, both down two-tenths. Green Lake County was down one-tenth to 3.1-percent. Lafayette County has the lowest rate in the state at 2.1-percent while Menominee County is the highest at 4.8-percent. Unemployment dropped in every county in Wisconsin last month when compared to September and decreased or remained the same in 69 of the state’s 72 counties when compared to last year. The seasonally adjusted jobless rate in Wisconsin in October was 3.4-percent, down one-tenth from September. Nationwide the rate was down one-tenth to 4.1-percent.
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