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Local unemployment rates fall

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MADISON (WRN)  Unemployment rates went down in all 12 of Wisconsin’s metro areas last month. However, figures released by the state show seven of those cities still lost jobs in September on a seasonally-adjusted basis.

The state released preliminary figures Wednesday that show Madison had the lowest unadjusted jobless rate at five percent. Janesville had the highest at 8.9 percent.

The estimates show that the Appleton area gained the most jobs last month; up around 1,200 from August. Eau Claire, Oshkosh-Neenah, Racine, and Wausau had smaller gains. Metro Milwaukee lost around 1,400 jobs in September. Sheboygan, Janesville, Fond du Lac, La Crosse, Green Bay, and Madison all lost between 300-and-800 jobs apiece.

All 72 counties had lower unadjusted unemployment rates than in August. Only Iron and Iowa counties had higher rates than the same month a year ago.

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