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Unemployment down in almost all Wisconsin cities counties in September


MADIOSN, Wisconsin — The unemployment rate fell in almost every Wisconsin city and county in September.

The state Department of Workforce Development reported Wednesday that unemployment dropped in 31 of the 32 largest cities in September. Greenfield's 5 percent unemployment rate was unchanged from August. Racine again had the highest unemployment rate at 8.8 percent, down from 9.6 percent in August and 11.3 percent in July.

Unemployment fell in 70 of the state's 72 counties as well. Monroe County's rate climbed from 4.6 percent in August to 4.7 percent in September. Vilas County's rate increased from 5.7 percent in August to 5.9 percent last month. Menominee County had the highest unemployment rate at 10.5 percent, down from 15.4 in August.

The state's overall unemployment rate in September was 5.5 percent.

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