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 May 2015 and the preliminary estimates for June 2015.
In brief, the not-seasonally adjusted estimates showed:
Metropolitan Statistical Areas: Preliminary June 2015 unemployment rates (not seasonally adjusted)
decreased in all 12 metro areas compared to June 2014 with the largest decline of 1.0 percent in
Oshkosh-Neenah. The latest rates ranged from 3.6 percent in metro Madison to 6.1 percent in metro
Municipalities: The June 2015 preliminary rates decreased in the state’s 32 largest municipalities
compared to June 2014. The latest June rates ranged from 3.5 percent in Madison and Sun Prairie to 7.6
percent in Racine.
Counties: June 2015 rates decreased in all of Wisconsin’s 72 counties compared to rates in June 2014.
The June rates ranged from 3.5 percent in Dane to 11.1 percent in Menominee.
The City of Racine still ranks #1 in the state having the highest unemployment. The City of Racine has 7.6% in June of 2015 up from 7.4% for May 2015. The city is lower in unemployment compared to 8.9% in June of 2014.
Caledonia — 5.2% June 2015, 5.7% June 2014.
Mount Pleasant — 5.7% June 2015, 6.1% June 2014.
For complete information and data please click WISCONSIN LOCAL EMPLOYMENT & UNEMPLOYMENT ESTIMATES RELEASED