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Unemployment increases in most counties, cities

  • July 24, 2013 - 1:51 PM

MADISON, Wis. — Unemployment rates went up in most Wisconsin counties and cities in June.

The state Department of Workforce Development reported Wednesday that rates increased in 30 of Wisconsin's 32 largest cities. There were no changes in rates in two cities.

Beloit continues to have the highest unemployment rate at 12.4 percent with Racine second at 12.2 percent.

Unemployment went up in 56 of 72 counties between May and June. The other 16 had a decrease or no change. Menominee County had the highest at 17.7 percent followed by Iron County at 11.2 percent.

The statewide unemployment rate was 6.8 percent in June, which is less than the national rate of 7.6 percent.

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