Dodge County Sees an Increase in Unemployment

(Dodge County) Dodge County was one of only three counties in the state that had an increase in unemployment from June to July. According to the Department of Workforce Development, the jobless rate in Dodge County was up four-tenths over the two-month period to 10.5%. Last year at this time, Dodge County was at 4.8%. Lincoln County also saw a slight increase to 11.5% while Menominee County jumped nearly three full percentage points to 18.2%, giving it the highest rate in the state. Columbia County is at 7.7% and Washington County is at 9.4%, both dropping seven-tenths. Jefferson County is at 9%, down from 9.8%. Fond du Lac County is down three-tenths to 9.2%. In July, unemployment rates decreased in 67 of the state’s 72 counties. The statewide jobless rate is down a half-point to 8.7%, which is a full point below the national rate but nearly double what it was at this time last year.