(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.