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State’s unemployment improved from year ago

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Unemployment rates in all of Wisconsin’s major cities and in most counties were better in November than a year ago.

The Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development released the latest estimates on Wednesday.

They showed that Beloit and Racine each had 13.4 percent unemployment to lead the state. That compares with a statewide unemployment rate of just 7.6 percent. Sixteen of the 31 largest Wisconsin cities had unemployment rates higher than the statewide average.

Of the state’s 72 counties, all but three had lower unemployment than a year ago. Twenty-eight had lower rates or no change from October.

Menominee County had the highest unemployment at 13 percent followed by Rock County at 9.4 percent.

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