Jobless Numbers In Region Remain At Low Levels

(Dodge County) Jobless numbers in the region continue to hover at record-low levels. The Department of Workforce Development says the unemployment rate in Dodge County last month was down one-tenth from July to 2.6-percent. Last year at this time Dodge County recorded a 2.8-percent. Columbia County was also at 2.6-percent, down two-tenths from both the previous month and the previous year. Washington County held steady from July-to-August at 2.7-percent, down two-tenths from August of last year. Jefferson County reported a 2.8-percent in August, down from three-percent from both July and also August of last year. Fond du Lac County was down one-tenth month-to-month to 2.9-percent. Green Lake County held steady at 3.2-percent over the two-month period after posting a 3.5-percent in August of 2017. In total, the unemployment rate increased in 13 of the state’s 72 counties and remained the same in 18 counties. Iowa County had the lowest rate in the state last month with a 2.1-percent while Menominee County had the highest at 8.1-percent. The seasonally adjusted rate in Wisconsin was at three-percent last month, up one-tenth from July but well below the national rate of 3.9-percent.