Unemployment levels in southwest
Wisconsin dropped in October,
although the decline wasn’t major.
In Grant County, the jobless rate
fell from 4.7% in September to 4.5%
In October of last year, the unemployment
rate in Grant County was also 4.5%.
Other counties in the region had
similar drops in the jobless rate.
The lowest rate in the area for October
was Iowa County at 4.1%, the highest
was in Crawford County at 5.4%.
The five-county area includes
Grant, Iowa, Lafayette, Crawford
and Richland Counties.
The statewide unemployment
rate in October was 5.7%, down
from 5.9% in September.
For the nation, the unemployment
rate was 7%.