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Wis. unemployment drops to lowest level in 17 months

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin’s unemployment rate dropped to 7.9 percent in June, its lowest since February 2009.

The state Department of Workforce Development reported Thursday that the seasonally adjusted rate dropped from 8.2 percent in May.

The state rate remains below the national seasonally adjusted average of 9.5 percent.

Department Secretary Roberta Gassman said the state continues to see slow, steady recovery.

The monthly unemployment rate was at its lowest since February 2009 when the rate was 7.7 percent.

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  1. Don’t let those numbers FOOL you….many people in Wisconsin RAN OUT of Bennifits and are no longer counted!!!
    The job market in Wisconsin is very disharting and grim!!!

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