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 November 2015 and the preliminary estimates for
December 2015. In brief, the not-seasonally adjusted estimates showed:
Metropolitan Statistical Areas: Preliminary December 2015 unemployment rates decreased or were unchanged in all 12 metro areas compared to December 2014. The largest 12-month decline was 0.7 percent in Racine. The latest rates ranged from 3.1 percent in metro Madison to 5.1 percent in metro Racine.
Municipalities: Preliminary December 2015 rates decreased or remained the same in 29 of the state’s 32 largest municipalities compared to December 2014. The latest rates ranged from 2.8 percent in Madison and Sun Prairie to 6.0 percent in Racine.
City of Racine dropped : 6.0% for December 2015; 6.1% in November 2015
Caledonia: 4.8% For December 2015; 4.5% in November 2015
Mt. Pleasant: 4.4% for December 2015; 4.2% in November 2015
According to the Department of Workforce Development, the City of Racine still ranks #1 in the state with highest unemployment rates.
For more information WISCONSIN LOCAL EMPLOYMENT & UNEMPLOYMENT ESTIMATES RELEASED