Unemployment rates decrease across southeastern Wisconsin

Rate also decreased for state as a whole

Last updated on July 2nd, 2019 at 09:08 am

The Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis metropolitan area saw its unemployment rate decrease from 5.3 percent to 4.4 percent over the 12 month period ending in November, according to preliminary unadjusted data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.BizTracker-Job-candidates-shutterstock_171112193

There were 43, 800 unemployed in the Milwaukee metro area in November 2014, compared with just 36, 400 in November 2015.

In the Racine metropolitan area, 5,700 were unemployed in November 2014, compared with 4,800 in November 2015. The unemployment rate in Racine decreased from 5.8 percent to 4.9 percent during the 12-month period.

In the Sheboygan metropolitan area, 2,400 were unemployed in November 2014, and 2,100 were unemployed in November 2015. The unemployment rate in Sheboygan decreased from 3.9 percent to 3.3 percent during the year.

Wisconsin as a whole saw its unemployment rate decrease from 4.7 percent to 4 percent in the November 2014 to November 2015 time period.

In November 2014, there were 146, 300 unemployed Wisconsin residents, and by November 2015, that figure had decreased to 123,900.

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Molly Dill, former BizTimes Milwaukee managing editor.

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