Unemployment Numbers Up From May But Down Since Last Year

7/29/17 – The jobless numbers for June in Wisconsin are up in every county when compared to May but down in every county when compared to the same month of last year. In Dodge County, the unemployment rate was 3.1% last month, up from May’s 2.5% but down from last year’s 4%. Fond du Lac County also reported a 3.1% in June up seven-tenths from May and down a full percentage point from last June. Both Columbia and Washington counties had jobless filings at 3% last month. For Columbia County that was a half-percent increase from May and a full percentage point below June of 2016. Washington County was six-tenths lower in May but nine-tenths higher last year. Jefferson County was up four-tenths from May to 3.2%, which is over a full-percentage point lower than last year. Green Lake County was a full percentage point lower than last June at 3.8%, up seven-tenths from May. Dane and Lafayette counties are tied for the lowest rate in the state at 2.6%. Menominee County is the highest at 6.5%. The statewide, seasonally-adjusted unemployment rate for June was 3.1% which is in line with May and over a full percent lower than last year. The national rate is up one-tenth to 4.4%.