County Jobless Rates Up Statewide From May

(Dodge County) Dodge County has the fourth lowest jobless rate in the state. Dodge, along with seven other counties, is reporting an unemployment rate of 3.1-percent for June. That is the same rate that Dodge County had in June of last year but above the 2.4-percent reported in May.

Columbia, Fond du Lac and Washington counties all notched a 3.2-percent, which was similar to last years number in each county but about a percentage point higher than the previous month. Columbia and Washington counties were each up eight-tenths over the two-month period while Fond du Lac County was up six-tenths.

Jefferson County was up six-tenths from May-to-June at 3.4-percent, the same rate as the previous June. Green Lake County was at 3.6-percent last month, one tenth of a percent higher than May and seven-tenths higher than last year.

Lafayette County has the lowest rate in the state at 2.7-percent while Menominee County was the highest at 8.6-percent. Every county in the state experienced an increase from May-to-June. Thirty-five (35) counties saw a decrease or the same rate last month when compared to June of 2018.

The seasonally adjusted jobless rate in Wisconsin was 2.9-percent while the national rate was 3.7-percent.