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Badger state had 5th largest decrease in new unemployment benefit claims

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WASHINGTON D.C. (WTAQ) - Wisconsin had the nation’s fifth-largest decrease in new unemployment benefit claims for the week ending January 12th.

The state did not tell the federal government why 3,183 fewer residents filed for initial jobless benefits than the week before.  Other states cited a reduction in layoffs.

New York State had over 27,000 fewer claims for first-time unemployment – and officials said it was due to fewer layoffs in the transportation, construction, and educational service industries.

Georgia had the second largest decrease in new claims with 7,520. North Carolina was third, followed by Alabama and then the Badger State.

Texas had the largest increase in new jobless benefit claims with 12,786. The Lone Star State did not give a reason for that.

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