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Iron, Bayfield jobless rates among highest in state

 

March 19, 2018



By RALPH ANSAMI

ransami@yourdailyglobe.com

Iron and Bayfield counties continue to post the worst employment numbers in Wisconsin.

While the state’s unemployment rate for January was 3.1 percent, the rate for Iron County stood at 6 percent, followed by Bayfield County’s 5.6 percent.

That ranked the two last among Wisconsin’s 72 counties.

The worst job numbers for January were consistently throughout the northern counties.

The U.S, jobless rate was 4.1 percent for January, compared to 4.8 percent a year ago, according to the Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development.

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