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Most local unemployment rates in Wisconsin fell in March

MADISON, WI (WTAQ) - Unemployment rates dropped in all 12 of Wisconsin's metro areas over the past month.  

State labor officials released local jobless figures for March -- and the actual unadjusted rates fell in all but six of the state's 72 counties compared to February.  

All but three cities also saw their unemployment rates decline. Racine and Menomonee Falls had slight increases, while Mount Pleasant in Racine County had no change.  

The statewide adjusted rate fell to 5.9 percent in March, the lowest since the Great Recession began in earnest in November of 2008.  

County jobless rates ranged from 4.4 percent in Dane County at Madison to 13.1 in Iron County in the far north.

The extremes for city unemployment were both in Racine County, ranging from 3.6 percent in Caledonia to 11.8 in the city of Racine.

(Story courtesy of Wheeler News Service)