Regional Jobless Claims Saw An Uptick In January

(Dodge County) Jobless claims in the region saw an uptick in the month of January.

The state Department of Workforce Development says the unemployment rate in Dodge County was 2.8-percent in the first month of 2022, up from the 1.9-percent logged in December. Last year the figure was 4.1-percent. Dodge County was ranked 16th in Wisconsin for unemployment rates, a drop of four spots from where the county was in December.

Fond du Lac County saw their unemployment number increase by nearly one-percent from 1.8 in December to 2.7 in January. In 2021, the figure was 4.1-percent.

Columbia County did record a percentage jump from two in December to three in January. A year ago, the county reported a rate of 4.6-percent.

Jefferson County saw the exact same change in unemployment numbers as Columbia County. Their 2021 rate was 4.3-percent.

Statewide jobless numbers were three-percent in January.