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MADISON – The Department of Workforce Development (DWD) today released the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) estimates of unemployment and employment statistics for Wisconsin metropolitan areas, major cities and counties in Wisconsin for July 2019.
In brief, the non-seasonally adjusted data for Wisconsin shows:
Metropolitan Statistical Areas: Preliminary July unemployment rates ranged from 2.6 percent in Madison to 4.4 percent in Racine. From June 2019 to July 2019, unemployment rates declined or stayed the same in 11 of Wisconsin’s 12 metro areas, while rates increased in all 12 metro areas by a half of a percentage point or less over the year from July 2018 to July 2019.
Municipalities: Preliminary July unemployment rates ranged from 2.4 percent in Fitchburg to 5.6 percent in Racine. Unemployment rates declined or stayed the same in 25 of Wisconsin’s 33 largest cities from June 2019 to July 2019, while rates stayed the same or increased in all 33 cities from July 2018 to July 2019.
Counties: Preliminary July unemployment rates for Wisconsin counties ranged from 2.6 percent in Dane to 10.2 percent in Menominee. From June 2019 to July 2019, unemployment rates declined or stayed the same in 52 of Wisconsin’s 72 counties. From July 2018 to July 2019, rates increased in 70 of 72 counties.
Today’s full report can be viewed on DWD’s premier source for labor market information, WisConomy.com.