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Unemployment up in most Wisconsin cities

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MADISON — Unemployment rates increased in most Wisconsin cities in May.

A report from the Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development released today shows that unemployment rates increased in 25 cities with a population of 25,000 people or more. Only Stevens Point saw rates drop, from 7.9 percent to 7.8 percent.  

Racine had the highest unemployment at 13.4 percent, unchanged from April. Beloit was second highest at 9 percent, which was up from 8.7 percent the previous month.  

Madison had the lowest rate at 5.1 percent.  

Dane County had the lowest unemployment for the month at 5.1 percent with Menominee County the highest at 18.1 percent.   

Unemployment statewide was 7.4 percent in May.

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