- Associated Press - Thursday, January 19, 2017

MADISON, Wis. (AP) - Wisconsin’s unemployment rate is 4 percent, the lowest it’s been since January 2001.

The state Department of Workforce Development reported Thursday that the rate was 4 percent in December, down slightly from 4.1 percent in November.

The national unemployment rate in December was 4.7 percent, up from 4.6 percent in November.

Private-sector job growth in Wisconsin was basically flat between November and December with just 900 jobs added.

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