(Dodge County) Jobless numbers in the region are low overall but increasing. Unemployment filings in Dodge County were at three percent last month, up three-tenths from November and above the 2.4-percent reported in December of 2018. Columbia County was also at three percent, up four-tenths from the previous month. Jefferson County notched up three-tenths over the two-month period to 2.9-percent while Fond du Lac County went up two-tenths to 2.7-percent. Washington County, which is tied with Ozaukee County for the second lowest rate in the state, recorded a 2.5-percent in both November and December. Green Lake County is up nearly a full percentage point to 4.2-percent. Dane County had the lowest rate in the state at 2.5-percent while Bayfield had the highest at 6.7-percent. In total, unemployment declined or stayed the same in nine of the state’s 72 counties. Wisconsin’s seasonally adjusted jobless rate edged up one-tenth to 3.4-percent while the national rate held steady at 3.5-percent.