Unemployment rates drop in each of Wisconsin's 72 counties

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Unemployment rates in Wisconsin continued to drop in all 72 counties last month when compared to September 2016, according to federal data released by the state.

Dane County, along with Green, Iowa and Lafayette counties, had the state’s lowest unemployment rates, each standing at 2.3 percent, according to the state Department of Workforce Development. Dane County’s rate in September 2016 was 2.8 percent.

Fitchburg continued to have the state’s lowest municipal unemployment rate at 2.2 percent, followed by Madison at 2.3 and Sun Prairie at 2.4.

Racine had the highest unemployment rate, 4.9 percent, among cities in September, though that’s down from 6.0 percent in the same month last year.

Menominee County ranked last for counties with its employment rate of 5.2 percent, down from 6.9 percent in September 2016.

The state’s unemployment rate stood at 3.5 percent in September, though it should not be compared to municipal and county data because the latter figures are not seasonally adjusted.

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