Local County Unemployment Numbers Positive

8/27/17 – The unemployment rate dropped or remained the same in every county in the state last month when compared to July of last year. That’s according to statistics released this week by the Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development who also said the jobless numbers dropped or remained the same in all but five counties when compared to June of this year. Dodge County filings last month were at 3-percent even, down by one-tenth of a point from June and six-tenths lower than last year. Fond du Lac County had the exact same numbers from June-to-July. Washington County was down one-tenth last month compared to June at 2.9-percent while Columbia County dropped two-tenths from the previous month at 2.8-percent. Jefferson County was down one-tenth from June to 3.2-percent while Green Lake County was down a half-percent to 3.3-percent. Dane and Iowa counties tied for the lowest rate in the state at 2.5-percent. Menominee County had the highest at 7.4-percent. Only three counties in Wisconsin had a jobless rate last month above 5-percent. The seasonally-adjusted unemployment rate for Wisconsin last month was up one-tenth from the previous month to 3.2-percent while national rate was down one-tenth to 4.3-percent.