- Associated Press - Wednesday, December 23, 2015

MADISON, Wis. (AP) - Unemployment rates rose across most of Wisconsin’s largest cities in November.

Preliminary data the state Department of Workforce Development released Wednesday shows unemployment rates in 29 of the state’s 32 biggest cities increased from October. Beloit saw its unemployment rate fall from 5.3 percent to 5.2 percent, Caledonia’s rate remained unchanged at 4.4 percent and West Allis’s rate held steady at 4.9 percent.

The lowest unemployment rate was 2.9 percent in Fitchburg, Madison and Sun Prairie. The highest was 6.1 percent in Racine.

Unemployment rates rose in every Wisconsin county from October to November. Menominee County had the highest rate at 7.8 percent.

The local unemployment rates aren’t seasonally adjusted and therefore aren’t comparable to the state unemployment rate. That rang in at 4.2 percent in November.


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