(Dodge County) Jobless claims in the region remained mostly steady last month. The state Department of Workforce Development says the unemployment rate in Dodge County in December was 1.6-percent, up from the 1.5-percent logged in November. Last year the figure was 3.4-percent. Dodge County was ranked 12th in Wisconsin for unemployment rates, a drop of six spots from where the county was in November.
Fond du Lac County saw no change in their rate between November and December which was at 1.5-percent. In 2020, the figure was 3.4-percent.
Columbia County saw their November unemployment, 1.6-percent, go up to 1.7-percent in December. A year ago, the county reported a rate of 3.8-percent.
Jefferson County reported the exact same change as Columbia County, 1.6-percent up to 1.7-percent in December. The 2020 rate was 3.6-percent.
Statewide jobless numbers fell to a record low of 2.8-percent.