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JOBLESS RATES IN REGION & STATE GO DOWN

All but five of the 72 counties in Wisconsin

had a drop in unemployment last month.

However in Grant County, the jobless rate

still remains almost a full-percentage point

higher than it was a year ago.

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The Wisconsin Department of Workforce

Development says the jobless rate in

Grant County last month was 6.1%, down

from 6.9% in March. But it’s higher than

the 5.2% jobless rate the county posted in

April 2012. Grant County has the seventh

lowest unemployment rate among counties

in the State of Wisconsin.

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Other unemployment rates in southwest

Wisconsin also went down.

Iowa County it dropped from 8.9% to 7.6%,

Lafayette County 6.1% down from 6.7%,

Richland County 6.5% down from 7% in

March, and Crawford County 8.1% in

April, down from 9.4% in March.

Crawford County continues to have the

highest unemployment rate in the region.

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The state unemployment rate stayed the

same from March to April at 7.1%, with

national unemployment rate at 7.5%.

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The Wisconsin Department of Workforce

Development says the latest actual job

counts show Wisconsin’s private sector

created over 60,000 jobs in 2011-2012,

following the loss of 130,000 jobs during

the previous four years. The Department

says that represents the best two-year gains

under any Governor in Wisconsin since 2001.

  

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