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Latest unemployment numbers up in most Wisconsin counties


MADISON (WKOW) -- Unemployment rates went up in most Wisconsin counties last month, and they also rose in 14 of the state's 32 largest cities.

The state Department of Workforce Development reported Thursday unemployment rates increased in 53 of 72 counties between October and November.

Iron County has the highest unemployment rate among counties at 13.2%, with Menominee the next closest at 10.7%.

Among cities, Racine had the highest unemployment rate at 11.2%, followed by Milwaukee and Beloit both at 9.4%.

The statewide unemployment rate was 6.3% in November, which is less than the national rate of 7 percent%.

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