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The unemployment rate went up

last month in four of the five counties

in southwest Wisconsin. Grant County

was the exception in November, where

the jobless rate stayed the same as

October, 4.5%.

Iowa County saw the biggest increase,

from 4.1% in October to 4.6% in November.

Other unemployment rates last month

in southwest Wisconsin show

slight increases. Lafayette County,

4.5% which is up from 4.4%, Crawford

County at 5.8% for November, up from

5.4% in October, and Richland County

at 4.9%, which is an increase from

4.5% in October.

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It should be noted, jobless rates were

down in all five counties when compared

to November of last year.

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The state unemployment rate for

November was 5.8%, up slightly

from 5.7% in October. The national

jobless rate last month was 6.6%.