Unemployment Dropping In Wisconsin

Friday, July 19th, 2013 at 6:17 am

Wisconsin’s unemployment rate dipped slightly in June, continuing a three-month trend.

On Thursday, the state Department of Workforce Development released data showing that the state’s unemployment rate was 6.8 percent in June. That’s down from 7.0 percent in May and 7.1 percent in April.

The national unemployment rate in June was 7.6 percent.

The Associated Press reports that the state gained 17,500 jobs during the month, including 7,200 positions in the leisure and hospitality sector. The manufacturing industry added 1,500 jobs.

The June numbers are preliminary and subject to revision.

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