Most Wis. Cities See Unemployment Rate Decreases

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Unemployment decreased for nearly all Wisconsin’s largest cities in July.

New figures from the state Department of Workforce Development show unemployment decreased in 29 of 31 cities with a population of 25,000 or more.

Beloit had the highest unemployment at 13.2 percent down from 14.2 percent in June. Caledonia again had the lowest at 4.1 percent, down from 4.7 percent the previous month.

Kenosha, which went to 11.1 percent from 10.7 percent in June, and Milwaukee, which went from 11.6 percent from 11.5 percent the previous month, were the only cities that had increases.

The rates are not seasonally adjusted.

The statewide seasonally adjusted unemployment rate announced last week was 7.8 percent for July, up from 7.6 percent in June.

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  • Carla

    I guess thats what happens when you get a Govenor who demands govt accountability and an overall reduction of waste in the system.

  • give it up libs

    Oh geez would you look at that liberals???

    Unemployment decreased!? Wow…

    Fancy that Scott Walker! Good Job! See what happens when you elect republicans? Good things do happen.

    Now for some national coverage. :)

  • Tan pup

    Just wait until the seasonal employment numbers are posted. Plus how many jobs are full-time w/benefits or “professional jobs” vs. minimum wgae low level positions? Not enough information. I hardly see a 1/2% increase as due to government accountability. Your statement is baseless and just a boring sound bite.

    • sad

      All you libs and denying facts… oh such a shame to be a liberal.
      Can’t ever admit you are wrong.

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