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Unemployment rates drop across Wisconsin cities

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MADISON (WKOW) -- Unemployment rates fell in all but one Wisconsin city and county in October.

The state Department of Workforce Development released a report Wednesday that shows rates fell in 31 of the state's 32 largest cities between September and October. Superior was the only city where unemployment didn't drop. Unemployment remained unchanged at 5.4 percent.

Officials say Racine had the highest unemployment rate at 10 percent. Caledonia had the lowest at 2.8 percent.

Unemployment also fell in 71 of the state's 72 counties. Unemployment in Iron County increased a tenth of a percent to 9.1 percent.

The DWD says the data isn't seasonally adjusted and is subject to significant revision.

Statewide, Wisconsin's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate in October was 6.9 percent, down from 7.3 percent in October 2011.

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