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Port's Unemployment Rate Below State Average

Unemployment in Port Washington hovers at 5.8 percent, a decrease from 6.3 percent in July 2012.

The unemployment rate in Port Washington fell from 6.3 percent in July 2012 to 5.8 percent in July 2013.

Statewide, the jobless rate came down to 6.8 percent from 7 percent year-to-year.

Unemployment in Ozaukee County also fell from 6 percent to 5.6 percent during the same period. The county is in the top 10 of the lowest county unemployment rates across the state.

The Department of Workforce Development released the new numbers this week. 

Bigger cities like Sheboygan and Milwaukee have jobless rates of 7.3 and 10 percent, respectively.

Bullet points provided by the DWD highlight job growth across the state:
  • Wisconsin added over 62,000 private sector jobs in 2011-12 following the loss of about 134,000 private sector jobs during the previous four years.
  • Wisconsin added 24,124 private-sector jobs from March 2012 to March 2013.
Unemployment rates do not reflect underemployment and part-time workers interested in full time work.

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