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Jobless Rate Declines Across Northeast Wisconsin 


It was another good month for the Badger State, as the Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development released the latest local job figures for October. The report revealed a decline in unemployment rates across all 12 metropolitan statistical areas (MSAs) last month. 

Several statistical areas make up the region, including the Appleton, Fond Du Lac, Green Bay, Oshkosh-Neenah, and Sheboygan areas. Across those areas, the unemployment rate decreased by 0.2 percent in Appleton, Fond Du Lac, Oshkosh-Neenah, and Sheboygan, and 0.3 percent in Green Bay. Unemployment rates were under three percent across all five areas. 

Overall, the state’s cities and counties had a positive month, as unemployment rates declined or went unchanged in all 35 major cities and all 72 counties. 

The full local employment report can be found here