Unemployment up in all Wisconsin counties, major cities in January


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MADISON, Wisconsin — Unemployment rates are up in every Wisconsin county and major city.

The state Department of Workforce Development reported the figures for January.

The show unemployment increases across the board for the month. The figures are preliminary and subject to significant revision month-to-month.

Racine had the highest unemployment rate for the month at 8.1 percent, up from 7.5 percent in December. Milwaukee was second highest at 7.4 percent.

Menominee County had the highest unemployment for any county at 11 percent.

The statewide unemployment rate for January was 5 percent, the lowest it's been since August 2008. The national unemployment rate in December was 5.7 percent.

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