Jobless Rate In Region Drops Below Three-Percent

(Dodge County) The jobless rate in the region for April has dropped below three-percent. According to figures released by the state Department of Workforce Development, Fond du Lac County is in a four-way tie for the second lowest unemployment rate in the state at 2.1-percent, compared to 2.8-percent in March. Washington County decreased a half-point from March-to-April at 2.2-percent. Dodge County reported a 2.3-percent last month while Jefferson County was at 2.4-percent, both down eight-tenths of a point from March. Columbia County dropped seven-tenths to 2.5-percent. Green Lake County recorded a 2.9-percent, well below the 4.3-percent from the previous month. Dane County had the lowest rate in the state at 1.9-percent while Menominee County was the highest at 7-percent. Unemployment rates declined in every county in the state from March-to-April. The seasonally-adjusted jobless rate in Wisconsin is at 2.8-percent while the national rate is 3.6-percent.