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Unemployment rates improve in many Wisconsin cities (3:47 p.m. 11/25/09)

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Unemployment rates in state metropolitan areas improved last month.

According to the Department of Workforce Development, unemployment decreased in 10 of the state’s 12 metropolitan areas from September to October.

The Janesville area had the highest rate at 10.9 percent. The Madison area had the lowest at 5.5 percent. DWD spokesman Dick Jones didn’t immediately return a call seeking a list of the other areas’ rates.

Unemployment rates rose in 35 counties, dropped in 27 counties and remained the same in 10 last month. Menominee County had the highest unemployment rate at 13.1 percent, followed by Rock County at 10.9 percent. Those counties led the state in September, too.

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