According to the data released July 19, 2012 from the The state Department of Workforce Development, the City of Racine is back at #1 for unemployment. According to the new metro area jobs statistics:bThe Racine, Janesville and Eau Claire areas had the state’s biggest one-month increase in the unemployment rate among metro areas, at 1%. Janesville’s rate went to 9.4% from 8.4%, while Racine’s rose to 9.2% from 8.2% and Eau Claire’s increased to 7.1% from 6.1%, the preliminary estimates indicate. However, in June of 2011, all had higher unemployment rates: Janesville at 10%, Racine at 9.6% and Eau Claire’s at 7.3%.
Among other metro areas:
Milwaukee’s rate rose to 8.3% from 7.4% from May to June, but was down from June 2011, when it was 8.6%.
Madison’s rate increased to 5.5% from 4.9% from May to June, but was 5.9% in June last year.
Green Bay’s rate was 7%, up from 6.4% in May but down from 7.6% in June of 2011.
For the complete report released visit
Department of Workforce Development June Statistics