Dodge County Jobless Claims Drop From August To September

(Dodge County) Jobless claims in the region have gone down from August to September. The state Department of Workforce Development says the unemployment rate in Dodge County last month was 2.7-percent, down from the 3.3-percent logged in August. It is also a percentage point lower than what the county saw last September. The county was ranked 12th in Wisconsin for unemployment rates, up one spot from where they were in August. Fond du Lac County also saw a drop in their rate from July to August from 3.5-percent to 2.7-percent. In 2020, the figure was at 3.7-percent. There was an eight-tenths decrease in Columbia County as last month saw a 2.7-percent, one year after they experienced a rate of 4.3-percent. Jefferson County is reporting a rate of 2.9-percent, down from the 3.5-percent recorded in August. Statewide jobless numbers have remained steady over the last six-months at 3.9-percent, despite the removal of enhanced unemployment benefits. The national rate for September was 4.8-percent.