MADISON, Wis. (AP) – The unemployment rate dropped in all of Wisconsin’s major cities in April.
Data released Wednesday from the Department of Workforce Development shows all 31 of the state’s major municipalities saw a drop in unemployment rates from March to April. Caledonia had the lowest rate at 3.5 percent, while Racine had the highest rate at 13.4 percent.
Iron and Menominee counties were the only counties to see jumps in their unemployment rates. Menominee had the highest rate of any county in the state at 16.8 percent. Dane County had the lowest at 4.9 percent.
State unemployment dropped slightly in April to 7.3 percent, compared to 7.4 percent in March and 8.8 percent from April 2010.
National unemployment for April rose to 9 percent.
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