Unemployment improves in nearly all Wis. counties

CREATED May. 22, 2013

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MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- Unemployment rates improved in nearly all 72 Wisconsin counties last month.

The state Department of Workforce Development said Wednesday that unemployment got worse in April in Calumet, Menominee and Price counties, and stayed the same in Iron and Langlade counties. Unemployment rates improved in the other 67 counties.

The highest unemployment rate was in Menominee County, at 15.6 percent. That's almost a full percentage point worse than in March, when the unemployment rate was 14.7 percent.

Unemployment was lowest in Dane County, at 4.9 percent. That's down from 5.1 percent last month.

The statewide unemployment rate for April was 7.1 percent.

The data are based on monthly claims for unemployment insurance and a survey of about 1,450 households. The numbers are not seasonally adjusted and are subject to significant revision.