The Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development released its January unemployment estimates today. Data shows that the City of Racine is still #1 with the highest unemployment rate in the State of Wisconsin. The county’s jobless rate at 9.8 percent in January, compared with 9.2 percent January of 2012.
The city of Racine’s rate rose during that 12-month period from 12.4 percent to 13.3 percent. Racine maintained the highest jobless rate among Wisconsin cities, with Beloit No. 2 at 12.5 percent.
According to the reports the estimated number of jobs in the county dropped by about 100 compared with last year at this time. The records show 73,300 last January to about 73,200 this January.
For more data read the information released by the Department of Workforce Development at
DWD unemployment data released