February unemployment rates released, Racine still ranked highest

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Unemployment-USAOn March 30, 2016 The Department of Workforce Development (DWD) 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 updates for January 2016 and the preliminary estimates for February 2016. According to data the City of Racine is again the highest in unemployment for the state and unemployment rose from 7.2% in January 2016, to 7.9% for February 2016

Here are local unemployment rates
City of Racine- 7.9% (February 2016), 7.2% (January 2016)
Caledonia -6.0% (February 2016, 5.5% (January 2016)
Mount Pleasant – 5% (February 2016), 5.1% (January 2016)

 

Jobless data only reflect people who are working or actively seeking work. It does not count those who have given up looking, or take into consideration, people working part-time but wanting full-time jobs.

For more data please visit WISCONSIN LOCAL EMPLOYMENT & UNEMPLOYMENT ESTIMATES RELEASED