There is good news and bad in the new unemployment numbers released by the state this week; unemployment is down in the City of Racine but still highest in the state.

Numbers in the city are down from 8.9 in June 2014 to 7.6 in June 2015. The state average is 4.6 percent, lower than the national average of 5.3 percent. DWD reports that unemployment is down in every one of the state’s 72 counties.

Unemployment is also down in Caledonia and Mount Pleasant; from 5.7 to 5.2 and from 6.1 to 5.7, respectively.

The department does not separately track unemployment for Sturtevant.

Racine County’s unemployment rate fell from 6.9 percent in June 2014 to 6.1 percent in June 2015.

Other take-aways from the DWD monthly report include:

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