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Most Wis. Cities See Unemployment Rate Decreases

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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.

(© Copyright 2011 The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

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