MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Unemployment is up in all 72 Wisconsin counties and in all of the largest cities.
The state Department of Workforce Development on Wednesday reported local unemployment figures for January.
Rusk County had the highest unemployment at 14.3 percent followed by Iron County at 13.8 percent. More than half of the state’s counties, 44, had double-digit unemployment for the month.
Beloit had the highest unemployment for any city at 18.3 percent, followed by Racine at 16.4 percent and Manitowoc at 14.4 percent.
The seasonally adjusted unemployment rate for Wisconsin in January was 8.7 percent. The national rate was 9.7 percent.
The local figures released on Wednesday are not seasonally adjusted.