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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.


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.


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.


The state unemployment rate stayed the

same from March to April at 7.1%, with

national unemployment rate at 7.5%.


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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