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Unemployment Rate Slightly Dips in Wauwatosa

Milwaukee County unemployment also declines from July 2012 to July 2013.

Unemployment Rate Slightly Dips in Wauwatosa

The unemployment rate in Wauwatosa  fell to 5.7 percent in July 2013 from the 6.1 percent reported in July 2012.

Statewide, the jobless came down to 6.8 percent from 7 percent year-to-year.

Unemployment in Milwaukee County fell from 9.1 percent in July 2012 to 8.7 percent in July 2013. The county is the 20th county with the lowest unemployment rates across the state.

The Department of Workforce Development released the new numbers last week. 

Bigger cities like Sheboygan and Milwaukee have jobless rates of 7.3 and 10 percent, respectively.

Bullet points provided by the DWD highlight job growth across the state:

  • Wisconsin added over 62,000 private sector jobs in 2011-12 following the loss of about 134,000 private sector jobs during the previous four years.
  • Wisconsin added 24,124 private-sector jobs from March 2012 to March 2013.

Unemployment rates do not reflect underemployment and part-time workers interested in full time work.

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