JOBLESS NUMBERS GO DOWN LOCALLY
Got a job ???
Apparently more people do in southwest
Wisconsin, as the May unemployment
rate in all 12 Wisconsin metro areas
went down. That includes many rural
areas. In Grant County, the jobless rate
went from 6.1% in April, to 5.7% last
month. That’s slightly higher than
the unemployment rate one-year ago in
the county, when it was 5.5%.
Iowa County had the biggest drop
in its’ unemployment rate last month.
It went from 7.6% in April, to 5.8% in May.
Other jobless rates in southwest
Wisconsin show an improving job
In Lafayette County unemployment
went from 6.1% to 5.4%, in Crawford
County from 8.1% to 7%, and Richland
County from 6.5% to 5.8%.
Lafayette County’s jobless rate is the
eighth lowest in the State of Wisconsin.
Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker’s
office is touting the economic
growth. It says the private sector job
gains in Wisconsin are the best in the
past two-years under any governor in
over a decade.
It also says the state created more
manufacturing jobs in the last two years
than in either of the last two governor’s