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May Local Employment and Unemployment Data

The Department of Workforce Development (DWD) has released the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) estimates of unemployment and employment statistics for Wisconsin metropolitan areas, major cities and counties in Wisconsin for May 2020.

Preliminary May 2020 unemployment rates decreased in 69 of Wisconsin’s 72 counties over the month and increased over the year in all counties. Rates range from 7.0 percent in Taylor to 31.2 percent in Menominee.

Unemployment rate data for May 2020 for the two-county region served by Thrive Economic Development:

  • Dodge County: 9.6 percent (down from 11.1 percent in April 2020)
  • Jefferson County: 9.9 percent (down from 12 percent in April 2020)

View the entire press release here

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