The City of Racine still ranks #1 in highest unemployment in the State of Wisconsin,, followed by Milwaukee in 2nd and Beloit in 3rd. The Department of Workforce Development (DWD) today released the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics’ (BLS) estimates of unemployment and employment statistics for metro areas, major cities and counties in Wisconsin. The estimates include revisions for April 2015 and the preliminary estimates for May 2015. In brief, the not-seasonally adjusted estimates showed:
Metropolitan Statistical Areas: Preliminary May 2015 unemployment rates (not seasonally adjusted) decreased in all 12 metro areas compared to May 2014 with the largest decline of 0.9 percent in Janesville-Beloit and Oshkosh-Neenah. The latest rates ranged from 3.6 percent in metro Madison to 5.8 percent in metro Racine.
Municipalities: The May 2015 preliminary rates decreased in the state’s 32 largest municipalities compared to May 2014. The latest May rates ranged from 3.4 percent in Fitchburg to 7.4 percent in Racine
Jobless rates only take into account people who are working or actively seeking work. They do not measure underemployment: people working part-time but wanting full-time work.
Here are area statistics
City of Racine 7.4%- May 2015, 7.0%-April 2015, 8.3%-May 2015
Mount Pleasant — 5.3%May 2015 , 4.9%-May 2014 .
Caledonia— 4.9%-May 2015, 5.5 %-May 2014.
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